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Easy Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

I love to cook impressive meals for family and friends that take time and attention, but, baby, sometimes you need a quick delicious meal in your bag of tricks.

Consider this one of them: Easy Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

Easy Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

This meal is so stinkin’ easy, fast and delicious that you’ll be stunned, STUNNED, I TELL YA, at the results..

Your family or guests will think you have been in the kitchen for hours, because how else could you have turned out a meal like this in under an hour.


Wait. So possible.

Now let OMT! show you how.

Pork Chops and Sauerkraut


5 bone-in 1-inch thick pork chops

32 ounce jar of sauerkraut (or 32 ounces in cans)

Salt and Pepper to taste


~ Lay the pork chops in a single layer in a large cooking dish.

No need to grease pan first.

Look at these beauties.

Easy Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

~ Salt and pepper to taste. Flip. Salt and pepper to taste again.

Here’s an OMT! secret: I omit all seasoning because the sauerkraut adds enough.


That’s not to say that seasoning the chops before hand is unnecessary – I’m only saying that for us, I omit.

Let you taste buds be your guide.

~ Drain sauerkraut, retaining liquid.

Easy Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

~ Cover each pork chop generously with sauerkraut.

Easy Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

~ Add 1/2 of retained sauerkraut liquid to baking dish.

~ Bake, uncovered at 350° for about 40 minutes, or until internal temperature of pork chops reach 145°.

~ Rest for three minutes before serving.


Then, enjoy!


~ There have been days when I don’t drain the sauerkraut first.

I simply cover each pork chop fully with sauerkraut, then pour the juice from can or jar, all of it, into the pan.

I’m all about the easy, baby.

~ I always use a thermometer when cooking pork for two reasons:

#1: Over-cooked pork chops are the worst. So tough!

#2: Under-cooked pork chops can make you sick.

Use a thermometer! You can click HERE for safe temps for all your meat products.

I always make five at a time, as well.


Mostly because that’s how many came in the package.


The other BIG reason to make five?


Oh, my sweet love, leftovers.

These chops are good on the first go-round, but still as delicious the next day.

You can cut strips for soft tacos or chop for a pizza topping or even in an omlet.


Make more than what you’ll need for one meal!

OMT LIFE HACK NUGGET: I like to put them in the freezer as well for a day I don’t feel like cooking dinner.

Defrost, add a salad – a delicious nutritious meal with very little effort!

If you’re feeling more ambitious, throw some broccoli in the steamer, add a salad and some crusty bread and you have a lovely dinner that is easy, fast and delicious.

Fat tender pork chops and sauerkraut, it’s what’s for dinner, y’all!


Tired of searching for a popular OMT! recipe?

Rest yer weary fingers.

Except to click on the image.

You still have enough strength for that.



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Thursday 7th of May 2020

Laurie. My mom's side of the family is from Shamokin. Those were great times at my great grandmother's house and my great aunts and uncles! I can still smell the cooking and hear the laughter! Being up on the mountain (patch) and going down in to town. :)

Laurie Ann Neibauer Costello

Monday 30th of December 2019

Thank You! Finally someone who makes pork and sauerkraut the way I do! The whole idea of sauerkraut is for it to be sour not with apples, brown sugar or any other seasonings that ruin the flavor of sauerkraut. I grew up in Shamokin Pennsylvania and loved eating my Mother's pork and sauerkraut . I now make mine in the crock pot with a pork loin until the pork falls apart. Traditionally, we have mashed potatoes and applesauce to complete our meal. I think of my parents every time i make it. Getting ready to make some for New Years!

Patti Tucker

Monday 30th of December 2019

YUM! You are welcome. Happy New Year!

Nikki Frank-Hamilton

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Quick and delicious! My kind of meal! Yippee, almost makes itself.

Sauerkraut is not only delicious, but it's great for those of us with AI diseases, the fermented foods are so good for helping to heal your gut. So we eat sauerkraut and love it. This is a great recipe not only to feed us well, and quickly, but for our health. Really the best, covers all the bases! Thanks.

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Yep, yep! I love simple meals, but pair that with nutritious and truly good for you, well, makes me giddy. Happy eating!


Thursday 9th of June 2016

Sounds like a yummy supper that we enjoy often :) It's so nice to see others that enjoy the same types of food.

Patti Tucker

Friday 10th of June 2016

It's a current stand-by of ours. Yum! So glad you like it too!

Elle Spann

Monday 6th of June 2016

pork chops is one of my favorite meals!! elle

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

We love them!

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