Pork with apples, bacon, and sauerkraut

Pork with apples, bacon, and sauerkraut

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  • Recipe serves:6 to 8
  • Preparation time10 min
  • Cooking time180 min


  • 1 (3-lb.) boneless pork loin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced pancetta or bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kitchen string
  • 1 (12-oz.) package frozen pearl onions (about 2 cups)
  • 2 small onions, quartered (root end intact)
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 (12-oz.) bottle stout or porter beer
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 firm apples (such as Gala), divided
  • 2 cups jarred sauerkraut, rinsed
  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Royco Beef Cubes


  • Trim fat and silver skin from pork.
  • Sprinkle pork with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Wrap top and sides of pork with pancetta.
  • Tie with kitchen string, securing at 1-inch intervals.
  • Cook pork in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, 15 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • Remove from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet.
  • Place quartered onion and next 4 ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker; top with pork.
  • Add beer to reserved drippings in skillet, and cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half, stirring to loosen brown bits from bottom of skillet.
  • Stir in mustard, and pour over pork.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH 2 hours.
  • Peel 2 apples, and cut into large wedges.
  • Add Royco Beef Cubes Beef Cubes, wedges, sauerkraut, and cabbage to slow cooker; cover and cook 1 to 2 more hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of pork registers 150u00b0 and apples are tender.
  • Combine preserves and broth in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes or until melted and smooth.
  • Brush pork with apricot mixture.
  • Cut pork into slices, and serve with onion mixture, apple-parsley mixture, and additional Dijon mustard.