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This dish is a wonderful wintery combination of flavors. As it simmers in the slow cooker, and takes very little time to prepare, it is perfect for easing the transition from relaxing Christmas break, to busy, bustling regular routine.

PORK CHOPS WITH SAUERKRAUT AND APPLES

pork chops with saurkraut

2 sweet potatoes

2 onions, chopped

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 cup apple juice

6 pork chops

2 cups sauerkraut, rinsed

Place sweet potatoes and onions in a slow cooker. Cover with apples. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and pepper, and sprinkle over apples. Add water.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pork chops on medium-high for 2 minutes on each side to slightly brown. Place over apples. Spread sauerkraut over chops. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 hours on LOW or until chops are 145F.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, April 2014

www.arkansasonline.com/news/features/food/

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