"Best Ever" Pork & Sauerkraut

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4-5 lb pork roast (can be any kind)
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2 large cans silverfloss sauerkraut, undrained
1 can(s) beer
6-10 polska kielbasa sausage links

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Michelle Koletar/Mertz Recipe
Well Seasoned
Harrisburg, PA (pop. 49,528)
Member Since Aug 2011
Michelle's notes for this recipe:
In my region, serving pork & sauerkraut on New Year's Day is a tradition, and for most of us, a must! This is how I have been making pork & sauerkraut for 20 years, and I always get told "mine" is the best. Everyone always asks me what my secret it. It is so easy; not sure why it turns out so great this way, but it does! I know people make it w/ hot dogs alot, but trust me the kielbasa gives it MUCH better flavor. Add as much kielbasa to it as you want.
Depending on the kielbasa you use, you may want to rinse off the sauerkraut 1st (reserve the juice to include) to lessen the saltiness.
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Ready for this difficult task? Ha. Trim pork of most fat, and season with fresh ground pepper. Place in crockpot.
Add sauerkraut and beer. Cook on LOW for about 6 hours. Add kielbasa links and cook for another 2/3 hours. I usually cook my pork & kraut overnight, then add the kielbasa in the morning. The pork will fall apart & become part of the kraut, which gives it wonderful flavor. That's it!!!
You can also roast a separate pork in a pan, if you want more to slice rather than just mixed w/ the kraut. Serve w/ mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce, crusty bread, & some horseradish on the side. YUMMY!!!

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user Michelle Koletar/Mertz Mertzie - Nov 16, 2011
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user Michelle Koletar/Mertz Mertzie - Nov 16, 2011
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user Shelley Simpson Shellasim - Jan 1, 2012
Sounds great! Will definately print this off!
user Annette W. greeneyez - Mar 24, 2012
Sounds delicious. I have been craving Pork and kraut for weeks. I make pork roast, sauerkraut, black eyed peas and mashed taters every New Years day and this year I didn't because I was ill. Maybe that is why I want it so bad. I think I'll try it this way instead and do it soon!

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