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roast pork with sauerkraut and dumplings

★★★★☆ 2
a recipe by
Windy Airey
Mesa, AZ

Being a minister's daughter, I used to love when the Bishop would come for dinner. Mom would make her special meals and this one I loved above all others... as do my kids today. The smell that envelopes the house when the pork is roasting brings back warm memories of my childhood!

★★★★☆ 2
serves 4 to 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For roast pork with sauerkraut and dumplings

  • 1
    4-5 lb. pork loin (with or without bone)
  • 1
    onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 2 can
  • 4 c
  • 4
  • 2 c

How To Make roast pork with sauerkraut and dumplings

  • 1
    Place pork roast in 13x9" roasting pan. Cut onion into wedges and tuck around roast in bottom of pan, and a few across the top. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt and pepper over roast. Bake @ 400 degrees for the first hour and then reduce heat to 350 degrees until done. (Note: You want the onions to caramelize so the juices are a nice dark brown when the roast is finished cooking. Adding 1/4 cup of water after the first hour helps attain this for you. These juices are for the sauerkraut & dumplings and the darker, the better!)
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl, measure 4 cups of flour. Make a well in the center of the flour and break the 4 eggs into the well. Begin stirring the eggs and drawing the flour into the egg as you stir. Gradually add the 2 cups of water. Sometimes it doesn't need quite the 2 cups... Stop adding water then the dough is fairly firm but sticky.
  • 3
    Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in large pot. Using a soup spoon, scoop spoonfuls of the batter into the boiling water. Reduce the heat a tad and boil for 10 minutes. Watch the pot... this will foam up and start to spill over if not watched!
  • 4
    Drain the dumplings and return them to the pot. Add the 2 cans of sauerkraut to the dumplings and simmer on low until the roast is ready to come out of the oven.
  • 5
    The last and most important step... put the pork drippings and cooked onion into the sauerkraut & dumplings. This adds amazing flavor and the sauerkraut is a nice golden brown.
  • 6
    We always have this with applesauce on the side. Makes it complete!

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