German Style Roast Pork with Caramelized Sauerkraut

Helene Mulvihill


Something my mom made and I have been making for 25 years. Its My recipe now, with all of my tweaks. yumm!

★★★★★ 9 votes
15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
onion, sliced
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
2 can(s)
sauerkraut (14 oz)
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
ground thyme
1/4 c
brown sugar
3 to 4 lb
pork roast (with our without bones)
flour, salt, pepper, ground thyme garlic powder
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1/3 c
chicken stock


1in sautee pan, heat butter and olive oil until butter is melted.
2add onions and cook for 3 minutes, add garlic, then sauerkraut. lower temp to low simmer.
3add salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme and brown sugar, stir well then let it cook for about half hour to 40 minutes at a very low temp. stir about every 5 to 7 minutes
4at the very end of caramelizing the sauerkraut mixture turn the heat up to medium and let this sit for a few minutes to brown. scrape into covered dish or dutch oven.
5Next, rub the roast with salt, pepper, ground thyme and garlic powder, dust with flour. Fry in remaining 3 T olive oil on each side until browned. Put on top of kraut.
6pour chicken stock into pan to deglaze pan, bring to a boil. pour over roast, cover and set in 325 degree oven for one hour. Remove lid then continue to bake until internal temp is over 170 degrees. Usually takes about 2 hours, but might be less or more depending on size of roast and if you've got bones.

About German Style Roast Pork with Caramelized Sauerkraut

Course/Dish: Pork, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: German
Hashtag: #roast