Pork and Sauerkraut


4 to 5 lb. pork roast
2 large cans sauerkraut
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup brown sugar


Place pork roast in a dutch oven. Add about 1 cup water plus a small amount
of salt and pepper. Cover and cook over very low heat for about 2 hours. Add
sauerkraut, applesauce and brown sugar. Cover and simmer about 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until roast is falling apart.
This can also be made in the oven in a covered roasting pan. Set oven at
350 degrees for about 2 hours, then lower temperature to around 300? after adding sauerkraut. Roast for an additional 1 1/2 hours.

Helpful Hints:

Always serve with a large bowl of mashed potatoes!
It's also a good crockpot meal. Just add everything at once and cook for
about 6
or 7 hours on low. I often use sauerkraut that comes in bags instead of
canned sauerkraut.
It's not quite as salty.
According to the Pennsylvania Dutch, pork and sauerkraut will bring good
luck to
you and your family in the year ahead if it's your first meal of the new
year. Serve
it every January 1st!

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