Thursday, January 3, 2019

Crock-Pot Pork and Sauerkraut New Year's Traditional Recipe

I realize I am a few days late with this but figured I would post the recipe that my family always has as our New Year's Day meal. This was something my great grandmother on my dad's side made for her family, my grandmothers (on both sides!) would make for my parents as they were growing up, and then my mom made for us growing up. I plan to continue the tradition and make it for our family every year. 

Here is the recipe my mom uses, which is a mixture of both her mom's recipe and my dad's mom's recipe. 

4 pound pork tenderloin
1 yellow onion-- chopped
1 tablespoon garlic-- minced
1 tablespoon carraway seeds
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 pounds of sauerkraut (preferably Boar's Head)

1. Start by heating your olive oil in a skillet. While olive oil is heating, mix black pepper and smoked paprika and then sprinkle onto pork tenderloin. Put pork into heated olive oil and brown on all sides, adding onion and carraway seeds. 

2. While tenderloin is browning, pour bags of sauerkraut into Crock-Pot. 

3. When pork is done, add to the Crock-Pot and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally and breaking up larger chunks of pork. 

 You know how much I love a simple recipe! Enjoy and if you're having this to start off your new year (even if you're a little late)... HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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