Pork Tenderloin with Cran-Apple Sauerkraut

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
I love all the ingredients in this recipe because together they're perfect for Oktoberfest, a fun festival during my favorite time of the year. Serve the pork and sauerkraut with a hearty dark bread, such as rye or pumpernickel, along with an ice-cold beer. Delicious!—Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennslvania
Pork Tenderloin with Cran-Apple Sauerkraut Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 pound center-cut bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced leeks (white portion only)
  • 1 cup cubed peeled sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sweet white wine or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon and leeks over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  2. Place sweet potato and water in a large microwave-safe dish. Microwave, covered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender; drain. Stir in bacon mixture, sauerkraut, apple, cranberries, wine, brown sugar, caraway seeds and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. Transfer half of the sauerkraut mixture to a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle pork with pepper and remaining salt; place in slow cooker. Top with remaining sauerkraut mixture. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until pork is tender (a thermometer inserted in pork should read at least 145°).
  4. Remove pork from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve pork with sauerkraut.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 3/4 cup sauerkraut: 310 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1345mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.