Paleo Recipe: Pork Chops with Sauerkraut

Today’s recipe is an example of free form cooking.  I had a concept and I set out to create it.  This is a very simple, yet tasty meal.

This concept was born in the kitchen at work.  I was talking pressure cookers with a co-worker of mine (who happens to be German).  She mentioned that one of her favorite pressure cooker recipes was Pork Chops with Sauerkraut.    The pressure cooker reduces the Sauerkraut down to a tangy sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 TBS Olive or Coconut Oil
  • Ground Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Bone in, extra thick Pork Chops
  • 1 cup Raw Sauerkraut (for more authentic flavor, get some flavored with Juniper berries)
  • 1  ½ cups water

Rub the pork chops with dry mustard.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.   Heat the oil in the pressure cooker.  Brown the pork chops on both sides.

Add the water to the pressure cooker and place the pork chops inside.    Cover the pork chops with sauerkraut.

Lock the lid into place and bring up to pressure on high heat.  As soon as the pressure is up, reduce the heat to the lowest possible setting to stabilize and maintain the pressure (on my stove this is medium).

Cook 12 minutes.  Remove from heat and  use the natural release method before opening the lid (let the pressure reduce on its own).  Serve the pork chops topped with the sauerkraut along with your favorite vegetable for a delicious meal.  We had Roasted Asparagus.

The variations on this are endless.  I think I’m going to try it with the Kim Chi I am making for an Asian flair.  Sliced apples or pears would also be very tasty, especially combined with some Dijon mustard.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Paleo Recipe: Pork Chops with Sauerkraut

  1. Tina S says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I wasn’t able to find many on Pinterest. I am going to try it with a pork roast and think I have to increase the time to about 35 minutes. Wish me luck.

    • paleopassage says:

      My pressure cooker manual has a recipe that uses a 3 pound boneless rolled pork roast. The pressure cooking instructions for that recipe are to cook under pressure for 60 minutes and let pressure drop of its own accord. The timing listed for a 3 pound bone in pork roast is 55 minutes, again letting pressure drop of its own accord.

  2. Pingback: Instapot: 15 All-Time Best Family Recipes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s