Pork, Sauerkraut and Dumplings Recipe

Pork, Sauerkraut and Dumplings Recipe

Pork, Sauerkraut and Dumplings Recipe

Pork roast and kraut slow-cooked and served with dumplings and sauerkraut ‘gravy.’ This recipe was from my mother’s very German family.

She always served it with mashed potatoes, creamed peas, and applesauce. Sometimes she baked the roast and kraut separately.

We always have this on New Year’s Day. I usually double the recipe for the dumplings. My mother didn’t make hers with beer, but I have added this over the years to taste.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hrs
  • Total Time: 7 hrs 30 minutes

Ingredients for making Pork, Sauerkraut and Dumplings

  • 1 (3 pound) pork shoulder roast, well-trimmed and trimmings reserved
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans sauerkraut, undrained
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, or to taste
  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles beer, divided
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can kraut juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • ⅔ cup milk

Directions for making Pork, Sauerkraut and Dumplings

  1. Place pork roast into the bottom of a slow cooker and cover with sauerkraut with juice, applesauce, brown sugar, and 1 can beer. Set cooker to High, cover, and cook 3 hours. Reduce heat to Low and cook 4 more hours.
  2. About 1 1/2 hours before serving time, heat water with reserved pork trimmings in a large saucepan over low heat and simmer to make broth, about 45 minutes.
  3. Strain broth, discard trimmings, and pour remaining can of beer and kraut juice into the simmering broth. Bring the broth to a boil.
  4. Mix baking mix and milk in a bowl to make a sticky dough. Drop by spoonfuls into the boiling broth. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer dumplings for 10 minutes; uncover and simmer until dumplings are set, about 10 more minutes.
  5. or chewier dumplings, boil a few minutes longer. Remove dumplings from the broth with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving bowl.
  6. Serve pork with cooked kraut and dumplings on the side; spoon thickened broth over dumplings.
  7. Cook’s Note:
  8. You can also add some of the liquid from the sauerkraut in the slow cooker to the broth before you make the dumplings if you wish…or you can add some extra sauerkraut juice.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 595
  • Total Fat 28g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 92mg
  • Sodium 2392mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
  • Dietary Fiber 6g
  • Total Sugars 13g
  • Protein 30g
  • Vitamin C 28mg
  • Calcium 186mg
  • Iron 6mg
  • Potassium 792mg

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