Pork and Sauerkraut

Pork and Sauerkraut is traditionally served as the first meal on New Year's Day to bring good luck for the year.

Pork and Sauerkraut

To cook in a slow cooker, add everything at once and cook for about 6 or 7 hours on LOW.


  • 1 (4 to 5 pound) lean pork roast
  • 2 large cans or a fresh pack of sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Place the pork roast in a Dutch oven or a large, deep, heavy skillet.
  2. Add about 1 cup water plus a small amount of salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for about 2 hours.
  3. Add the sauerkraut, applesauce and brown sugar. Cover and simmer for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until the roast is tender and falling apart.
  4. Serve Pork and Sauerkraut with a large bowl of mashed potatoes.
  5. This can also be roasted in the oven in a covered roasting pan. Set the oven at 350 degrees F for about 2 hours, then lower temperature to around 300 degrees F after adding the sauerkraut. Roast for an additional 1 1/2 hours.