Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
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Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2014
I was concerned that this might turn out bland, so I used a combination of beef broth and beer in place of the water. I used caraway seeds which the recipe author says could be substituted for fennel (I typically only use fennel seed in Italian dishes). First, I wouldn’t add “water to cover” because I ended up with way too much liquid at the end. The pork chops ended up being very tender and moist, but the apples pretty much cooked to mush, and the sauerkraut just didn’t have much flavor. Overall, this meal was OK, but a bit bland. My friend’s sauerkraut recipe calls for juniper berries, whole cloves, and a bay leaf which bring incredible flavor to the kraut, and I’ll never again make sauerkraut without them. As suggested, I did serve this with mashed potatoes on the side .
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Reviewed: Mar. 9, 2015
I used a combination of "fancy cut" and chopped sauerkraut. Also, as I was only making 3 chops I had to adjust the recipe accordingly. However, the chops turned out so tender the meat was practically falling off the bone :) I used 1 honeycrisp and 1 gala apple and that did a good job of cutting down on the acidity of the sauerkraut. However, next time I think I'm going to use more fennel and use 3 apples for 3 chops instead of two.
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Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2014
Loved it! The pork chops were so tender and the apples were a good contrast to the sauerkraut.
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Reviewed: Mar. 29, 2015
Because there is just two of us I had to cut the recipe in half. I also used caraway seeds instead of the fennel. I also left the skins on the apples and I can't believe how this tasted. If you are afraid of the taste of sauerkraut, don't be; it was great. Lots of juice left so we scooped out the meat and veggies with a slotted spoon.
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Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2014
The pork was soft and tender. The kraut, however, was flat and acidic.
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