I have been craving Sauerbraten for some time now. If you have no idea what Sauerbraten is, here is a recipe, it’s a German beef dish and it’s soo sooo yummy. Everyone that has been to Germany brags about Sauerbraten.
The downside of the Original Sauerbraten, it takes a long time to prepare, you have to marinate the Beef for days and yes, it’s worth the effort, not something I have time for at the moment.
My hubby did some research the other day for a crockpot dinner and came across an interesting dish called Sweet & Sour Pork. The concept is similar to the Sauerbraten, yet it’s pork ( no, I’m not comparing Beef and pork…lol. I know the difference.. lol) and it doesn’t have to marinate for days. The outcome was wonderful. It has a similar taste then the Sauerbraten; I loved it.
This dish reminded me so much of home and the Sauerbraten I wanted to share it with all of you.
|Crockpot Thursday: Sweet & Sour Pork||
- 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes (Idaho or Yukon gold)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 pound pork roast, trimmed
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Arrange potatoes and onion in bottom of slow cooker. Place pork on top of potatoes and onion. Spread garlic all over pork.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together water, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, mustard, black pepper and salt. Pour mixture over pork.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
- Slice pork crosswise into thin slices and serve 12 ounces for this meal. Serve with all of potatoes, onions, and sauce.
Now, wasn’t that simple? Best part, everything is inside the Crock-pot, add a salad and dinner is done. The taste is so different but yummy… I loved it. If you are tiered of the same old same old and want something from a different country, defiantly check this dish out. Would love to hear your thoughts.