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Apple Sauerkraut Pork Chops

(6 Votes)
14 Min

A pressure cooker makes it so easy to whip up this one-pot sweet 'n' sour pork chop dish. The combination of apples, sweet potatoes and sauerkraut is a real winner!

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pork loin chops (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds total), 3/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 3 Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • About 2 pounds sauerkraut, rinsed, drained and squeezed dry

What to Do

  1. Heat oil in a 6-quart pressure cooker over high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Add 2 chops to pressure cooker and brown uncovered 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a platter and brown remaining chops.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in bottom of the pressure cooker then layer pork chops and apples over them.
  3. In a small bowl, combine apple juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon; mix well and pour over pork chops. Top with sauerkraut, making sure not to fillcooker more than two-thirds full. Lock lid in place and bring to full pressure over high heat. When pressure regulator begins to rock, reduceheat to medium and cook 10 minutes.
  4. Cool cooker at once by placing under cold running water until steam no longer escapes from vent and pressure is completely reduced. Removelid and serve pork chops with sweet potatoes, apples, and sauerkraut, spooning sauce over everything.


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Tried this yesterday. Don't have a pressure cooker so used a crockpot. Followed recipe. Went 9 hours on low. I'm german and love kraut. This was bad. Potatos and apples were mush. Somehow, sugar and kraut don't mix well. Will not make this again.

I tried this recipe today. I should have known better than to cook apples, Kraut, and sweet potatoes 10 minutes in a pressure cooker. Everything but pork chops was mush. I'ts a good thing I had some mack and tomatoes to eat with the pork chops. I'd say 4 minutes would be plenty to cook the above mentioned items in a pressure cooker. Disappointed doesn't scratch the surface in this recipe

I'm sure it would work just fine in a crockpot. First brown chops in frypan, then follow the rest of the recipe. Cook 8-10 hours on high or 4-6 hours on high.

sorry, 8-10 hours on low.

same question as bnrudy, no pressure cooker, but dutch oven or crock pot.

Don't own a pressure cooker, this recipe sound GREAT could you let me know What to do or How to cook this without a pressure cooker. I do have slow-cooker =..=

Say there, TEST KITCHEN. I just ran across this recipe today and saw the complaints about 10 minutes in a pressure cooker and MUSH. WHAT SAY YOU?

Hi there! This a very old recipe from the archives of when the show originally started airing. The Test Kitchen is going to retest this recipe and will update it soon. Thanks for your comment. We hope that you can find another recipe on our site to love as much as we do!


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