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Good Luck Pork and Cabbage

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Slow Cookers are super when you're too busy to stand watch over your stovetop. Well, our slow cooker recipe for old world-inspired Good Luck Pork and Cabbage, popular for good fortune in the new year, is sure to make your life in the kitchen easier.

What You'll Need:
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 apples, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 (3-pound) boneless pork butt bottom roast
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
What To Do:
  1. In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine cabbage, apples, onion, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, apple juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix well.
  2. Evenly sprinkle roast with remaining salt and the pepper. In a large skillet over high heat, heat oil and brown roast on all sides. Place roast in slow cooker over cabbage mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours, or until pork reaches 160 degrees on meat thermometer and is fork-tender.



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Followed the recipe exactly, which is what I do when making a new dish. Way too much prep work for just an "ok" meal. Pork didn't have much flavor, had to cook for 8 hours on low, delaying dinner quite a bit. I have so many good slow cooker recipes, and pork recipes, I definitely would NOT make this again. Mr. Food recipes are usually great, but this one was a total flop!

have to try it first.

For whistlea2n I like to use Granny Smith but would think any firm apple would work. I also add a little caraway seed.

What kind of apples are best for this recipe?

Any kind of apples are good if you don't have apples use some applesauce I have subbed applesauce many times with great results.. I buy applesauce in little boxes in juice aisle. I mix a small can of kraut with 1/2 head of cabbage and sprinkle with caraway seeds this is Delicious!

Has anyone used white distilled vinegar in place of cider vinegar? I want to make this dish in a couple of days and do not keep cider vinegar in the house.

apple cider vinegar is not as harsh does not have a bitter after taste it's natural product t has many health benefits.. big difference I use white vinegar to clean my coffee pot and wash windows I use apple vinegar for all my recipes and even use it for pickling and all my salads

This was very good, will make alot.

I am going to try this with Smoked Sausage. I was going to fry the cabbage, but this sounds so good, I just have to try it this way.

I take how ever many pork chops I need and brown them. Mix apples, onions and sweet potatoes together and put them in a 9x13 pan. Put the pork chops on top, cover with foil and bake at 350 until the sweet potatoes are tender.

You are posting a totally different recipe. This spot is for comments on the recipe posted.

Made this for supper tonight and it was a hit. A keeper.....

Excellant! We started this on New Years Eve and let it cok all night. Melt in your mouth tender and the cabbage was delish. The pork roast was HUGE so we had pork & blackeye peas & letuce burritos with a little pace picante sauce for supper, In a few days we will finish the pork roast off as BBQ pork on a bun.

Had purchased all ingredients and made this today. My husband thought it was the best pork roast he had ever had. Will be doing this again. I mad

I made this today and like it. But I do wish you included calorie counts.

Your lucky day. For New Years day ONLY this is Zero calories.

Made this one year for New Years and it was delish. Promptly lost the recipe and was very unhappy for a long time. Thanks for resurecting it for me. Am planning to make it this New Years day. Have printed it out and am putting it in a safe place.

Can Americans eat any meat without sugar?

Well, I hate to say it, it is not the MEAT that requires the sugar, it is the cabbage to calm down the vinegar and give it the taste it should have. You always can keep the vinegar and sugar out and have a blah tasting meal, or leave the vinegar and just irritate your taste buds a bit. your choice! Or a real simple way ... don't use the recipe! Have a Happy New Year!

I NEVER use sugar with my meat. If I made this, I would leave out the sugar, apples & juice. I don't like sweet meat.

Think about this. The hot cabbage type slaw is on the bottom. The meat is resting on top after being seared on all sides. Not much sugar in that meat.

There is no need to add any sugar to this recipe.. the apples and apple juice make it sweet enough

This recipe sounds marvelous, esp. with the cider vinegar, apples, pork and cabbage. Love all of it! Am making it tomorrow for dinner! Will let you all know how it came out. YUM!

this wld. be good made with hard cider will try at trailer this summer

sound good, but could you put info in as I am a weight watchers member and I need to know how many points. new at this

Just figure the points for each ingredient; get the total and divide by 6 (number of servings). Good luck with WW.

New Year's Day dinner couldn't have been any tastier!

Just made this for supper and will definitely make it again. Delish!!! Thanks!

I love this site and all the great recipes. Most are easy to prepare and very good. Keep up the good work!!!

Totally agree! I have been enrolled in lots of cooking/recipe sites, but Mr. Food is by far the BEST of all! :)

why cant i watch the video when i push watch video ?

why dont the video work it would be nice to view the recipes

I cant wait to make this meal, very similiar to my Father in Laws meal for New Years. Thank you for such a great Meal idea.

Sounds great. The ingredients will make a great meal with corn bread.

I will have to give this a try.P.A. Dutch do a similar dish with sourkraut and dumplings,that is both hearty and tasty;with muh less fuss.Pork roast,water,kraut,salt,pepper,onion(minced fresh or powdered.) Basic dumplings(flour,milk,salt,baking powder/or baking mix such as bisquik).

Growing up in an ethnic western PA town, I always had the pork and sauerkraut which is common amongst slovaks (part of my heritage) and polish and other Eastern European countries. When I married someone from central PA with some German ancestry, I began adding the dumplings. They make the meal complete in one dish in the oven--except for the mashed potatoes. Now that I do not eat meat, the meal is easily adapted by just adding some veggie sausages after the oven baking. We wouldn't have anything else on New Year's Day:)


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