Pork for Peasants

455 mins (prep 35, cooking 420)
13 ingredients
6 servings
This dish is reminiscent of my Grandma's awesome Austrian cooking. I got the idea for this dish from a Mr. Food pressure-cooker recipe. I changed some ingredients and adapted it for crockpot. I prefer a slightly fattier cut of pork because it comes out so tender and flavorful. I've served this for dinner parties, and people always ask for a second helping. I serve this with egg noodles and applesauce. True comfort food!

Categories:  crock-pot , european , main-dish , comfort-food , austrian , taste~mood , meat , pork , equipment , one-dish-meal ,
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  • 3 lbs pork loin chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat, rendered (i keep a can in my fridge)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 yams, approximately 1 1/2 pounds, peeled and cut into 2-inch thick slices
  • 3 rome apples, peeled, cored, and cut cross-wise into three rings (use apples that hold their shape when cooked)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seed
  • 2 lbs sauerkraut, drained, not rinsed, squeezed dry


Serving Size (175.97 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 49.86 Calories from Fat 5.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.62g 5.71%
Saturated Fat 0.08g 2.28%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1193.95mg 298.49%
Total Carbohydrate 11.3g 22.59%
Dietary Fiber 6.37 g 152.88%
Sugars 4.78 g %
Protein 1.96g 23.49%
Vitamin A 50.01IU% Vitamin C 23.69mg%
Calcium 74.5mg% Iron 2.74mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pork loin chops, bacon fat, white pepper, light brown sugar, ground allspice