Grub Americana

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

This is the traditional New Year's Day entree originated in central Pennsylvania where it's usually served with mashed potatoes and applesauce.

Recipe serves 10 to 12

Whatcha Need:

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 pounds sauerkraut
  • 1 pound kielbasa, cut into 3-inch pieces

Whatcha Do:

  1. Preheat the oven broiler. Place the roast in a roasting pan, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with thyme leaves, and season with salt and pepper. Place under the broiler for 10 minutes, until lightly browned in several places.

  2. Place 2 pounds sauerkraut in a slow cooker. Arrange kielbasa pieces around the edges of the slow cooker pot, and place the roast in the center. Cover with remaining sauerkraut.

  3. Cover slow cooker, and cook roast 6 hours on High.


  • Recipe by Heather Urry
  • Photo by wannabe chefette