Pork and sauerkraut is a tradition in our family for New Year's Day. We grew up in smack dab in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch country and it is believed by them that eating pork and sauerkraut will bring you good luck all year long. So, really, it's necessary...
I make mine in the Crock Pot and it's the easiest recipe you'll ever make. One pork loin, a bag of sauerkraut, salt and pepper...done. Serve shredded pork and the sauerkraut over creamy mashed potatoes. I could eat that all day!
I like to use sauerkraut from a bag because I think it tastes fresher. You can typically find this at or near your deli counter - Boars Head brand is great.
Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut
1 boneless pork loin (about 2 pounds)
1 (32 oz) bag of sauerkraut
salt and pepper
Place the pork loin in the bottom of the Crock Pot, season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pork with sauerkraut. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Shred or cut meat and serve over mashed potatoes, topped with sauerkraut and some of the juices. Salt and pepper again as needed.