Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples: Revisited

This dish has been at the top of my most popular recipes for over a year now. I recently remade the recipe. I love going back and revisiting dishes from the past. My family likes the sauerkraut and apple mixture the sweet/tart tang. You can even add a splash of apple cider vinegar to the finished dish if you wish to make it even a bit more tart.

Secret Confession – I served this in bowls because ALL of our dishes were dirty. They were all in the dishwasher and all I had left to serve dinner in was bowls. We all make due with what we have on hand!

Verdict: This dish doesn’t have a heavy sauerkraut taste so if you don’t like sauerkraut this has a sweet/tart taste to it. I don’t rinse the sauerkraut but I know some do. We like the taste so if you are inclined give it a try.

I serve this with a side of carrots and a green side salad.

recipe title=”Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples” servings=”6-8″ time=”5 minutes prep. 5-6 hours on low ” difficulty=”easy”]


  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs pork chops thick cut (bone in or boneless)
  • 1 (32 oz) jar sauerkraut, drained
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • black pepper
  • 1-2 large apples, cored and rough chopped
  • mashed potatoes or pasta for serving, if desired


  1. Mix together sauerkraut, brown sugar, chicken stock, black pepper, and apples in a large bowl. Place 1/2 of the mixture in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place pork chops on top of sauerkraut mixture. Cover chops with rest of sauerkraut.
  3. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Stir once or twice during cooking if possible.
  4. Serve hot on top of pasta or mashed potatoes.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Octoberfest is on the horizon. 🍁🍂🌾

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  2. I have all 3 main ingredients that need to be used. You are my muse! Love this idea.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Super simple. Hope you like it.


  3. Erika says:

    Sauerkraut time is on the way again!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:


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  4. Carol anne says:

    I’ve never tasted sour kraut. I wonder if I’d like it. The rest of it does sound so delicious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Sauerkraut is an acquired taste for many people. It is very salty and has a vinegar tang. My mother used to make it in our basement when I was a kid. It is very stinky when you are making it.


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