Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Recipe for a LUCKY New Year!

I made this recipe for a family holiday party. I usually use a crockpot but since I doubled the recipe, my crockpot was too small. So instead, I just used a heavy duty large pot and slow cooked it all day until the meat just falls apart. It was perfect and everyone raved about it. This is a popular dish for a lucky New Year in our area (south central PA). When serving, I usually make mashed potatoes and put the pork/sauerkraut on top. However, yesterday I made a combo of mashed potato/mashed cauliflower (made with rice milk since I'm allergic to dairy) and it was THE BOMB!!!! You can also serve over noodles, if you prefer.

Slow Cooker Lancaster County Pork and Sauerkraut

You will need:

1 (4 pound) pork loin roast
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups sauerkraut with liquid

1.Cut pork loin, if necessary, to fit in the slow cooker. Season with caraway seeds, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauerkraut over the roast.

2.Cook on High for 1 hour, then cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours. Internal temperature of the roast should be at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Enjoy and have a Happy, Healthy NEW YEAR!!

Jeanne St. James


Gem Sivad said...

Yep, I know that recipe well. Love cooked cabbage but yikes, I hate the scent of it filling the air.

Hope your 2011 is great!


Cassie Exline said...

Love the recipe. We in Franklin County also have pork and sauerkraut to bring in the New Year right. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne St. James said...

I do love this recipe, but I wouldn't want to eat it all the time... so New Year's is a good excuse. However today, my MIL is coming and she won't eat sauerkraut, so I decided to throw a ham, cabbage (green & purple), celery, and potatoes in crockpots... I threw some random seasonings in and will see how that goes!

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Jeanne, that does look yum. I'll have to try mashed potatoes and cauliflower together. I do like mashed potatoes with a sweet potato added.

HAPPY 2011!