Have you ever had sauerkraut? Did you like it?
Growing up in a German \ Lithuanian household we ate sauerkraut all the time. Ham and sauerkraut, sausages and sauerkraut, cabbage rolls and sauerkraut. Both of my parents loved it and the rest of us grew to enjoy it too.
Sauerkraut is extremely low in carbs, and a few years ago I read that the ingredients in sauerkraut contribute to a healthy digestive system.
Sauerkraut is so easy to cook with, but for some reason I haven't made it much since I left home (many moons ago).
That changed yesterday. I found a great recipe online for Pork Chops and Sauerkraut. After finding an awesome deal on pork chops at the grocery store a few weeks ago I figured this holiday weekend would be a good time to make this dish. This recipe made enough for several meals. I love making one dish and eating leftovers. Don't you?
Pork Chops and Sauerkraut Recipe
3 cups sauerkraut, well drained
2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 pork chops (1 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Drain the sauerkraut first (I forgot).
In a large bowl, combine the sauerkraut, applesauce, broth, bacon, brown sugar and seasonings; spoon into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil; drain. Place chops over the sauerkraut mixture.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Cover and bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
1 serving (1 each) equals 378 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1,008 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.
I served it with a side of unsweetened applesauce, cuz I love applesauce.
Recipe and Image compliments of TasteofHome.