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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 306.7
  • Total Fat: 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 89.6 mg
  • Sodium: 1,069.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 35.9 g

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Pork & Sauerkraut with Apples (Slow Cooker)

Submitted by: SUGARLESSCHICK

Introduction

Something my Mom used to make when I was young. This is my ultimate favorite childhood meal! Mom used to make this with butter, brown sugar & chicken broth. Although it is good like that I have lightened this up by using green apples, unsweetened applesauce, vegetable bouillon, leaner cut of pork and no oil or butter at all. It still tastes mighty fine to me! Something my Mom used to make when I was young. This is my ultimate favorite childhood meal! Mom used to make this with butter, brown sugar & chicken broth. Although it is good like that I have lightened this up by using green apples, unsweetened applesauce, vegetable bouillon, leaner cut of pork and no oil or butter at all. It still tastes mighty fine to me!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Pork Tenderloin, 24 oz
    Maple Sugar, 1/2 tsp
    Pepper, black, 1 tbsp
    Sauerkraut, 907 grams (in the bag) - rinse with water throughly
    Caraway Seed, 3 tbsp
    Granny smith apple - 1 med. apple, 1 serving - peeled & diced
    Motts Natural Apple Sauce, 4 oz snack cup, 1 cup
    Vegetable Bouillon cubes/granules, low sodium, dry, 1 teaspoon
    Boiling Water, 2 cups (8 fl oz)
    Water, 2 tbsp
    Onions, 1 medium (2-1/2" dia) - diced
    Garlic, 3 cloves - crushed through garlic crusher or diced

Tips

~ Serve this with mashed potatoes or roasted root vegetables or mashed cauliflower.

~ Make this ahead of time. Divide into 7 portions and freeze in individual freezer containers. Reheat this in the microwave for lunch or dinner. I have kept mine in the freezer for no longer than 1-2 months. By the 2nd month freezer granules were forming.


Directions

1. Rinse sauerkraut with water throughly & place in bottom of slow cooker.
2. Peel & core apple then dice. Add to sauerkraut in slow cooker along with the caraway seeds & applesauce.
3. Boil water with bouillon till bouillon is dissolved. Add this to the slow cooker.
4. Dice onions and crush garlic. Saute in non-stick pan with 2 tbsp of water for about 5-8 min or till tender. Add this to the slow cooker.
5. Mix maple sugar and pepper. Pat this mixture on the pork tenderloin. Then sear all sides in the non-stick pan over med-high heat till browned on all sides.
6. Mix everything together in the slow cooker.
7. Add pork to the top of the sauerkraut mixture.
8. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours or till the meat is no longer pink.

Serving Size: Makes 7 servings






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