Pork Chops with Apples, Sweet Potatoes, and Sauerkraut

This sweet yet savory medley of apples, sweet potatoes, onions, and sauerkraut cooks up perfectly in the slow cooker! Don’t be afraid of the sauerkraut—it becomes sweet and mild.

Original recipe makes 4 servings


4 (1 inch thick) boneless pork chops
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 medium onion, sliced
2 apples – peeled, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    5 hrs


    5 hrs 15 mins


  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Quickly brown the pork chops on each side. Set aside.
  2. Arrange sweet potato slices in the bottom of a 3 to 4 quart slow cooker. Cover with the onion slices, then the apple slices. Sprinkle brown sugar, nutmeg and salt over the apples, and grind a little pepper. Place the pork chops on top of the pile, and cover with sauerkraut. Cover, and cook on Low for about 5 hours. It can go an extra hour without drying out though.
  3. Serve pork and vegetables with juice from the slow cooker spooned over them.


Calories: 276 kcal
Carbohydrates: 43.4 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Fat: 5.6 g
Fiber: 8.6 g
Protein: 14.6 g
Sodium: 968 mg