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Sauerkraut and Pork Chops

I make this hearty dish often for guests. I think the sauerkraut tastes similar to what we enjoyed in Munich restaurants when we visited Germany. —Delma Carretta, Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sauerkraut, well drained
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 pork chops (1 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the sauerkraut, applesauce, broth, bacon, brown sugar and seasonings; spoon into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil; drain. Place chops over the sauerkraut mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 378 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1008mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.

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