Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pork Chops with Sauerkraut

This recipe is one that my X-mother-in-law used to make.

I don't make it the same way she did. But she never shared recipes... even when she still liked me. Ya know... maybe she really never liked me and that's why she didn't share! Who knows and I really don't care... so I'm pretty sure you don't either!!

Anyway....

I now I make a cheater's version of hers. I'm pretty sure she fried up some bacon... then fried up some onions in the bacon fat, then seared the pork chops in the bacon fat... then covered the pork chops with sauerkraut, crumbled bacon and onions.

This is my cheater's version.

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You'll need:
Pork Chops
Sauerkraut
Bacon (I use a package of microwaveable bacon... but I used to use a jar of REAL bacon bits...no Bacos!)
Durkee French Fried Onions
Brown Sugar
Salt & Pepper
Smoked Paprika

Season your beautiful thick center cut pork chops with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
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Sear both sides in a hot skillet.
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Place seared pork chops in a baking dish.
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In a large bowl, mix sauerkraut (I used two pounds) with a couple spoons of brown sugar and some pepper.
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Cover pork chops with sauerkraut, including any juices left in the bowl.
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The pork chops are in there! Trust me!
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Bake at 350F, until pork chops reach about 145F.
Take them out of the oven and cover the sauerkraut with chopped bacon (or REAL bacon bits) and Durkee French Fried Onions.

This is a whole package of microwave bacon.
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Bake for about 10 more minutes or until pork chops reach 155F.
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So moist and juicy inside!!
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I serve it with white rice.
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I make LOTS of sauerkraut because the kraut mixed with bacon and onions is GREAT as leftovers mixed with rice!
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YUM!

15 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Oh Spryte! This is PURE comfort food! I LOVE the combination of sauerkraut and pork. It looks delicious. Thanks for the tip about the leftover sauerkraut and rice, would have never thought of it!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds great - love your leftovers idea as well!

Bob said...

That looks unreal. I wonder if I can convince my girlfriend to eat sauerkraut... she loves bacon and pork chops...

Lara said...

Those are combinations that I never would have thought of, but they sure look delicious. I don't make pork often enough, but you've inspired me to give it a try.

Bradley said...

This looks incredible. Pork chops, sauerkraut, and bacon...It sounds so good. Thanks for sharing the sweet recipe.

girlichef said...

Hi Spryte...just found your blog through Tangled Noodle...love it...and love this recipe!

Peter M said...

Marguerite, first rule when you're about to break-up with someone is....get the recipes then dump them! lol

This pork chop/saurkraut combo is fab....thanks for sharing...I like!

Michele said...

My mom has German in her somewhere down the line and the only German dish she knows how to make is Loin of Pork with Sauerkraut. I love it but only a few of us in the family like it. I just got Steve to eat pork...I wonder if sauerkraut would be pushing it? The bacon may help my case I think!

Delish!

5 Star Foodie said...

The combination of pork chops and sauerkraut sounds wonderful! Fantastic recipe!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks fantastic! I loving this recipe.

Debbie said...

Oh that looks good. 100% comfort food. My hubby loves pork chops and would devour these!

noble pig said...

That looks seriously delicious. I love saurkraut!

Spryte said...

Thanks Donna & Jenn... it's one of my favorite leftovers!

Bob... what's not good with bacon!

I hope you like it Lara!

Thanks Bradley & girlichef!

Peter... I tried to get recipes... but she wasn't giving!

Michele... sauerkraut isn't always an easy sell... Jon usually doesn't like it, but he likes this.

Thanks Katherine, Debbie and Cathy!

Kevin said...

This sounds like a great way to use some sauerkraut! I have half a jar in the fridge just waiting for a home.

Spryte said...

This is a perfect use for it!