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RECIPE: Crock Pot Pork

written by

Eileen Napier

posted on

October 21, 2018


With simple ingredients that can easily be substituted for what you have on hand, this recipe produces hearty comfort food and happy bellies.  Thanks to the Penberthys for sharing this one with me at the farmers' market.  I say the BEST recipes have few ingredients and simple instructions.  Rather than an elaborate series of steps, my favorite recipes are concepts that leave a lot of room for substitutions and experimenting!


  • 1 package Pork Steak
  • 1 jar of apple sauce (I substituted quartered apples.  The honey crisps from the market are amazing!)
  • 1 jar of sauerkraut
  • 1 beer (dark or light beer or I substituted kombucha because that is what I had on hand)
  • 1 onion coarsely sliced (was not part of the original recipe, but I found it to be a great addition)


In a crock pot or instant pot, layer ingredients as follows:

  • meat in the bottom
  • add apples, or apple sauce, and onions if you want them
  • cover with sauerkraut
  • pour in beer or other flavorful carbonated fluid

In your favorite slow cooker, crock pot or instant pot, treat this like a small roast.  Cook on low (200 degrees) for 6 hrs or high (350 degrees) for 2 hrs.   Then enjoy to your belly's content. (NOTE: Farmer portions are pictured above.)

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