Ground Pork and Kraut {In The Slow Cooker}

I’ve been debating over whether to post this or not because, quite frankly, it’s ugly. It’s an ugly dish, and in this day and age of Pinterest and fabulous photography nobody wants to eat ugly food. We want beautiful food.

But in this here little farm house money is tight, and food that is delicious, no matter how ugly it is, is eaten. And this is delicious! Poor food doesn’t have to be bland and ugly. Sometimes it just has to be ugly. So I mustered up my courage and wrote up this post for you. Please try it. I promise it’s good!


You Will Need:

1 slow cooker – 3.5 – 4qt size

Ground Pork (about a pound)

1 cup of onion (approximately 1 large onion) – chopped or sliced

1 large cooking apple – peeled (if desired. I didn’t peel mine because I’m lazy like that), cored and cut into slices.

1 3/4 cup of sauerkraut – drained (read on how to make your own sauerkraut here)

salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoons of dill (I used dried)

1/2 cup of water.




Pan fry ground pork until no longer pink.

While pork is frying, line the bottom of your slow cooker with onion. Layer apple slices on top, then spoon on the sauerkraut.

Top with fried pork

Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle dill over the pork.

Pour 1/2 cup of water over it all. Do not stir. We want to keep all those layers.

Cook on low for 8 – 9 hours or on high for 4 – 5 hours.

I served it over rice, and it was divine. Hubby and I devoured it all. No kidding. There wasn’t a leftover to be seen! Which is actually pretty sad because I could really go for a bowl full right now. I should also note that Hubby isn’t a big fan of sauerkraut. He would rather avoid it at all costs, so when he had 2 big helpings I knew I had a winner.


Make this.

And eat.

And marvel at how much you love food. Even when it ain’t pretty.

And the end.


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