Pork chops with sauerkraut and apples are salty, sweet and sour all in one bite, it’s perfect to celebrate Oktoberfest.
I can’t think of many other combinations that taste better than pork, sauerkraut and fresh apples. Especially the sauerkraut. Maybe it’s my German background or just that I love the taste of it, but there is always a jar of homemade sauerkraut in my fridge ready to add to sandwiches, salads or as a side. My absolute favorite way to enjoy sauerkraut is in this dish.
This week #SundaySupper is celebrating Oktoberfest which actually ENDS (not begins) in early October, something I did not know. . .
“Oktoberfest is the longest running beer festival and traveling fair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Cities all over the world celebrate Oktoberfest with German-inspired food, fun, and, of course, beer. It is a 16-18 day folk festival running from mid-September to the first weekend in October. Having been held every year, for 206 years, since its start in 1810, Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture. Let’s create German-inspired recipes to celebrate Oktoberfest “
When I read about this #SundaySupper theme, I knew instantly that I would be sharing my recipe for Pork Chops with Apples and Sauerkraut. It’s super easy to make, and it cooks slowly. The apples almost turn into applesauce while it cooks and it smells heavenly. I used pasture raised boneless pork chops, but you can use any type of pork chop or even a pork tenderloin will do.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound boneless pork chops
- 1 small onion sliced thin
- 2 small to medium apples sliced
- 2½ cups sauerkraut
- sea salt and cracked pepper
- pre-heat oven to 325
- sprinkle sea salt and cracked pepper over chops
- place oil in an oven safe skillet and heat over medium to high heat
- add the chops to the heated pan and cook for three minutes until becomes brown, add the onions flip and cook chops for three to five minutes more.
- add the sauerkraut and apples
- cover and place in oven - bake for 90 minutes
Be sure to check out 40+ Oktoberfest recipes below. AND thank you Cricket at Cricket’s Confections for hosting the Oktoberfest celebration this week!
- German Pancake Soup (Flädlesuppe) by Caroline’s Cooking
- German Potato Pancakes by The Crumby Cupcake
- Homemade Pretzels with Kids by Hardly A Goddess
- Kräuterbutter (German Herb Butter) by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Latke and Sauerbraten Poutine by Monica’s Table
- Obatzda – Bavarian Cheese Spread by Sunday Supper Movement
- Warsteiner Fondue by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Apple Tart by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Kaiserschmarrn Recipe by Plated Cravings
- Nana’s Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Rote Grütze (Fruit Pudding) by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Main Dish (Hauptgericht)
- Bavarian Sausage & Cabbage Soup by Food Done Light
- Beef Goulash Recipe by Positively Stacey
- Beer Mac and Cheese by Moore or Less Cooking
- Berlin Potato Soup by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Bierocks by Mindy’s Cooking Obsession
- Bratwurst Sheet Pan Dinner by A Mind Full Mom
- Burgers with Bacon-Sauerkraut Jam by Palatable Pastime
- How to Make Traditional German Sauerbraten by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Oktoberfest Beer Brats by Wholistic Woman
- Oktoberfest Chicken Chili by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Oktoberfest Fondue 3 Ways by Momma’s Meals
- Pork chops with Sauerkraut and Apples by Brunch-n-Bites
- Roasted Apple & Beer Chili For Oktoberfest by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Kebobs w/ a Boiled Cider Drizzle by The Freshman Cook
- Schwenkbraten (Grilled German Pork Chops) by Curious Cuisiniere
Side Dish (Beigabe)
- Fried Potatoes German Style by My Life as a Cookbook
- German Potato Salad by Tramplingrose
- Ginger Beer Sauerkraut by Cricket’s Confections
- Herbed Spaetzle by The Hungry Goddess
- Krautsalat (German Coleslaw) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Oktoberfest Potatoes by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
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