Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

January 21, 2014Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2014

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut is a succulent pork recipe that’s absolutely mouthwatering. It’s very simple to make and includes only a handful of ingredients. It’s also a one-dish meal that takes very little effort. It’s one of those dishes that can cook in the oven while you’re helping kids with homework or doing other things.

This entree was always a family favorite when I was a child. We always loved when Mom served this delicious entree–which usually ended up being once or twice a month. There was no better comfort food meal than when my mom made Pork Roast with Sauerkraut (which included baked potatoes as pictured), Old-Fashioned Green Beans, a batch of her broiled Homemade Bread Toast and one of her delicious fruit pies. Yes, those were meals made in heaven that we drooled over.

My mom always used a pork butt roast, but I had a tenderloin in my freezer and wanted to use it up so that’s what I used for this recipe. Mom always made lots of gravy, too, because my dad loved it. I usually make gravy too, but decided not to this time. I dredged the pork roast in gluten free flour before browning it so this recipe is gluten free. Had I made gravy, I would have used a gluten free flour for that too.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut is such a simple, meat-and-potatoes type recipe that’s both easy to make and tasty to eat. Sauerkraut is very healthy for you, too. I grew up eating sauerkraut at a young age so I’ve always enjoyed cabbage in any form.

If it were up to me I would only drain the sauerkraut and then add it to the roast at the proper time. But my husband has never cared for the brine so I rinse and drain the sauerkraut well before adding it with the potatoes with additional water at the last hour or so of cooking. John’s mom always elected to make mashed potatoes and corn with this recipe, so my husband grew up stirring the corn into his mashed potatoes when he was a kid. We’ve done that as adults, too! 🙂

I don’t eat pork as much as I used to as a kid or young adult. The nice thing about pork tenderloin is that it doesn’t seem to be as high in fat as other cuts of pork, so I eat and enjoy it every now and then. This classic recipe, probably imported from Germany, is a wonderful, tasty recipe our family has enjoyed for years. Give it a try sometime and it may become one of your favorites, too.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut (and potatoes) is a savory meat-and-potatoes type of meal most guys love!

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

You can also serve this with homemade gravy made from the drippings from the roaster pan.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

I used a pork tenderloin roast which tasted so succulent and delectable cooked this way.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Most of the time I slather gravy on my meat. This time I served my meat portion with the drippings from the pan and potatoes and sauerkraut on the side.

Here’s what I did.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Salt and pepper both sides of meat. Dredge in flour or gluten free flour.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Pour a couple of tablespoons of oil in a large Dutch oven or roaster pan and brown roast on both sides over medium to medium high heat.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Add a cup or two of water and place in 350 oven, covered, and bake a minimum of 2 hours. I actually cooked this large tenderloin 3 hours.  I didn’t really have enough drippings to make gravy. I should have added more water during the cooking time.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Rinse and drain sauerkraut. Add to roaster pan.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Here I’ve placed the sauerkraut on one side of the roast, and peeled, quartered potatoes on the other side. These potatoes were SO big that I quartered them so they would cook more quickly. Sprinkle veggies and meat generously with salt and pepper. Cover with lid and cook an hour to an hour and a half – whenever the potatoes are fork tender.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

To serve: cut meat in individual portions. (I use an electric knife). Place on platter with potatoes and sauerkraut.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

This old-world recipe has been in my family a long time. John’s family grew up with a version of this recipe, too.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

This mouthwatering entree was always a childhood favorite.

Here’s the recipe.

PORK ROAST WITH SAUERKRAUT

(Recipe adapted from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL)

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Delicious old-world recipe for pork roast with potatoes and sauerkraut. It's terrific for holidays like Easter, company dinners or special occasions. This easy recipe includes only a handful of ingredients and is gluten free including a recipe for gluten free gravy.
Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork
Cuisine German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
PORK ROAST:
PORK ROAST GRAVY:
Cuisine German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
PORK ROAST:
PORK ROAST GRAVY:
Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork
Instructions
PORK ROAST:
  1. Salt and pepper roast, dredge in flour and brown in large roasting pan in a few tablespoonfuls of oil.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper again and place in roaster pan with a rack.
  3. Add a cup or two of water.
  4. Cover and cook in oven 2-3 hours at 350°. (Depending on how large the cut of meat).
  5. Drain off fat and save drippings for gravy.
  6. Wash and rinse sauerkraut and place in roaster with potatoes.
  7. Add an additional cup of water.
  8. Cover and cook an additional hour or so until potatoes are fork-tender.
  9. Make gravy with any leftover drippings.
PORK ROAST GRAVY
  1. Whisk flour mixture into drippings in bottom of pan.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste.
  3. Add a few drops of Kitchen Bouquet.
  4. Add about 1-2 cups of hot water or as needed to make gravy.
  5. Allow to boil and thicken.
  6. This may take about 5-10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Because the pork tenderloin was so large, I actually cooked this roast for a total of about 4 1/2 hours. Adjust the length of your cooking time based on the size of your roast.

NOTE: If you add too much water to the gravy you will need to add more flour/water mixture. If you don’t add enough water you will have to add more water or gravy will be in globs!

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Pork Roast with Sauerkraut[/b]
Recipe Type: Pork Main Dish
Cuisine: German
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Delicious old-world recipe for pork roast with potatoes and sauerkraut. This recipe is gluten free including a recipe for gluten free gravy.
Ingredients
  • 4-5-lb. lean pork roast, butt, tenderloin, small leg or shoulder section, boneless
  • 2 16-oz. cans sauerkraut
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and halved
  • all purpose flour or gluten free flour
  • 2-3 tbsp. canola oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper roast, dredge in flour and brown in large roasting pan in a few tablespoonfuls of oil.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper again and place in roaster pan with a rack.
  3. Add a cup or two of water.
  4. Cover and cook in oven 2-3 hours at 350°. (Depending on how large the cut of meat).
  5. Drain off fat and save drippings for gravy.
  6. Wash and rinse sauerkraut and place in roaster with potatoes.
  7. Add an additional cup of water.
  8. Cover and cook an additional hour or so until potatoes are fork-tender.
  9. Make gravy with any leftover drippings.
Notes
Because the pork tenderloin was so large, I actually cooked this roast for a total of about 4 1/2 hours. Adjust the length of your cooking time based on the size of your roast.

 

Pork Roast Gravy
Recipe Type: Pork Main Dish
Cuisine: German
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
This is the recipe for pork roast gravy, even though the pictures don’t reflect gravy.
Ingredients
  • Leftover liquid in bottom of roaster
  • Flour mixed with water to thin paste (or use gluten free flour)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder – a few shakes
  • A few sprinkles of Kitchen Bouquet liquid seasoning
  • Hot water
Instructions
  1. Whisk flour mixture into drippings in bottom of pan.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste.
  3. Add a few drops of Kitchen Bouquet.
  4. Add about 1-2 cups of hot water or as needed to make gravy.
  5. Allow to boil and thicken.
  6. This may take about 5-10 minutes.
Notes
If you add too much water you will need to add more flour/water mixture. If you don’t add enough water you will have to add more water or gravy will be in globs!
Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Doesn’t Pork Roast with Sauerkraut look wonderful? Pork Roast with Sauerkraut is a favorite one-dish supper. There really is no reason why this entree cannot be made in the slow cooker as well.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

Time to eat!

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork

If you enjoy sauerkraut, this is a terrific meal for Easter, holidays or company dinners.

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Print Recipe
Pork Roast with Sauerkraut BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Delicious old-world recipe for pork roast with potatoes and sauerkraut. It's terrific for holidays like Easter, company dinners or special occasions. This easy recipe includes only a handful of ingredients and is gluten free including a recipe for gluten free gravy.
Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork
Cuisine German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
PORK ROAST:
PORK ROAST GRAVY:
Cuisine German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
PORK ROAST:
PORK ROAST GRAVY:
Pork Roast with Sauerkraut | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite comfort food when we were growing up. This is terrific for #Easter & company dinners. Uses only a handful of ingredients so it's very easy. #glutenfree #sauerkraut #pork
Instructions
PORK ROAST:
  1. Salt and pepper roast, dredge in flour and brown in large roasting pan in a few tablespoonfuls of oil.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper again and place in roaster pan with a rack.
  3. Add a cup or two of water.
  4. Cover and cook in oven 2-3 hours at 350°. (Depending on how large the cut of meat).
  5. Drain off fat and save drippings for gravy.
  6. Wash and rinse sauerkraut and place in roaster with potatoes.
  7. Add an additional cup of water.
  8. Cover and cook an additional hour or so until potatoes are fork-tender.
  9. Make gravy with any leftover drippings.
PORK ROAST GRAVY
  1. Whisk flour mixture into drippings in bottom of pan.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste.
  3. Add a few drops of Kitchen Bouquet.
  4. Add about 1-2 cups of hot water or as needed to make gravy.
  5. Allow to boil and thicken.
  6. This may take about 5-10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Because the pork tenderloin was so large, I actually cooked this roast for a total of about 4 1/2 hours. Adjust the length of your cooking time based on the size of your roast.

NOTE: If you add too much water to the gravy you will need to add more flour/water mixture. If you don’t add enough water you will have to add more water or gravy will be in globs!

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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