Oma's Pork Chops with Sauerkraut ~ Schweinekoteletts mit Sauerkraut

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

This German baked pork chop recipe is an easy dinner of pork chops and sauerkraut. There are several methods for baked pork chops, aka Gebackene Schweinekotelett. 

This one is similar to a braised pork chop. The chops are baked, covered, on a bed of sauerkraut, so the meat doesn't dry out.

For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.

Delicious Pork Chops and Sauerkraut, made in the oven. A wonderful German meal.

Adding both caramelized onion rings and apples are scrumptious additions to this traditional German meal. Of course, sauerkraut is such a classical German food. A prefect addition to a pork dinner.

Tips on making this ...

You can use any cut of pork chops, with or without bones.  If you wish you can trim away any excess fat from the chops. Doing so will help reduce the caloric value of this meal.

Serve the baked chops and sauerkraut together with boiled potatoes and some German mustard on the side. It's a family-pleaser and you'll find yourself making it often because it's so delicious and so easy.

This is also a great dish to enjoy having if you're celebrating Oktoberfest

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Oma says,

Do try this using various combinations of the optional ingredients. Or, just make it without any of them. Each is a delicious variation.

Don't have time to do any of the browning?

Just layer the sauerkraut in the casserole dish. Put the un-browned chops of top. Cover and bake. 

But, if you really want amazing flavor, then take the time to brown the pork chops, the onions, the bacon, the apples. Each adds a depth of flavor!

Ready to make these baked pork chops?

Oma's Pork Chops with Sauerkraut ~ Schweinekoteletts mit Sauerkraut

This baked pork chop recipe is an easy dinner of pork chops and sauerkraut. There are several methods for baked pork chops, aka Gebackene Schweinekotelett. 

This one is similar to a braised pork chop. The chops are baked on a bed of sauerkraut, so the meat doesn't dry out.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

80 minutes

Total Time

100 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 pork chops, 1-inch thick
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 - 2 apples, peeled and coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 28 ounces canned or jarred sauerkraut, drained
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard (optional)
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Meanwhile, put diced bacon into a cold saucepan. Bring heat up to high and cook bacon till is nicely browned and fat has been rendered out. Remove browned bacon to a large bowl.
  3. Brown pork chops in bacon fat in saucepan. Add oil if needed. Remove once browned.
  4. Add onions to saucepan and cook until nicely caramelized. Remove the onions to a separate bowl.
  5. Add the chopped apples to the saucepan and briefly cook.
  6. Add the drained sauerkraut to the bacon bits in the bowl. Add the apples and the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Put into a casserole dish.
  7. Place the browned pork chops on top of the sauerkraut mixture.
  8. Divide caramelized onions on top of the chops.
  9. Cover and bake for about 45 minutes. Remove cover and continue baking for 15 minutes.

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Delicious Pork Chops and Sauerkraut, made in the oven. A wonderful German meal.

Oma's Pork Chops with Sauerkraut ~ Schweinekoteletts mit Sauerkraut

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Oma's Pork Chops with Sauerkraut ~ Schweinekoteletts mit Sauerkraut
Oma’s baked pork chops with sauerkraut is an easy German dinner that’s quick to make. Adding both browned onion rings and apples are scrumptious additions to this traditional meal.

Ingredients: pork chops, bacon, oil, onion, apples, sauerkraut, seasonings,

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