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Sauerkraut and Pork Chops

I make this hearty dish often for guests. I think the sauerkraut tastes similar to what we enjoyed in Munich restaurants when we visited Germany. —Delma Carretta, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 cups sauerkraut, well drained
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 pork chops (1 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • In a large bowl, combine the sauerkraut, applesauce, broth, bacon, brown sugar and seasonings; spoon into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil; drain. Place chops over the sauerkraut mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 378 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1008mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • Cabinchick
    Mar 23, 2016

    SKIP the oregano in this dish. The spices in this recipe do not work well with the rest of the ingredients! Yuck. Never making again.

  • mollysisk
    Nov 25, 2015

    Oh my gosh! This recipe is so fantastic I would give it 6 stars if I could. I have NEVER written a review about any recipe before. Honestly, I don't care for pork chops so much because they never turn out very good. My husband HATES sauerkraut. The pork chops turned out so tasty and my husband ate a second helping of the sauerkraut. He couldn't believe how good it was. Thank you for the recipe and changing my husband's opinion about sauerkraut. I will DEFINITELY be making this again. Probably for New Years Eve. :)

  • lshaw
    Oct 12, 2014

    I personally just do not care for kraut that has been sweetened too much. For this recipe, I reduced the applesauce in half and took out the brown sugar. I C. of applesauce was plenty to take away the "sauer" from the kraut! I also added some white wine. To make it more like a Choucrout Garni dish, I used half regular chops, half smoked chops, and even threw in a few hot dogs if I had them on hand.

  • JLS08
    Mar 11, 2013

    This is a keeper! Yum!

  • SeattleIsHome
    Feb 26, 2013

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  • ChezOB
    Jan 30, 2012

    This was great. My husband loved the Sauerkraut/Apple sauce combination. My only suggestion would be to check the pork at 45 minutes as mine was a bit dry after an hour. We will be making this again.

  • mcconnell05
    Apr 22, 2010

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  • Running_Diva44
    Jan 1, 2008

    I made this today and it was really really good.  I tried to add it to my recipe box and it is in there but it won't let me look at it.  What's up with that?

  • marp18
    Oct 24, 2006

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