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Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples.
The apple and onion together work magic on this classic dish. This is traditionally served on New Year’s Day. It is customarily served with mashed potatoes. The sauerkraut mixture tops the mashed potatoes like a gravy. It’s surprisingly good! Recipe thanks to Katie.

  • 6 thick-cut pork chops (or use a pork roast in the oven)

  • 4 tart green or pink apples, peeled and sliced

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • water to cover

  • 1 quart sauerkraut or cabbage

  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, or to taste

  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain.

  • Arrange apples and onion in the bottom of a slow cooker; top with browned pork chops. Pour in enough water to cover bottom of the slow cooker crock.

  • Cook on High for 3 hours (or on Low for up to 6 hours). Add sauerkraut and fennel seed to pork chop mixture. Cook for 1 more hour.
    In your oven at 180 for about 1.5 to 2 hours should achieve the same result.


Have a super week ahead and happy local farms eating!

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