You will love this Instant Pot pork roast with sauerkraut dish on a cold winter’s night. It’s low carb, easy and it supposedly gives you good luck if you eat it on New Years Day!!! Only 3 ingredients and 2.2g net carbs per serving.
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Some people know of pork and sauerkraut as a New Year’s Day tradition. In my household we think of this dish as a good warming winter’s night dinner. It’s one that my whole family loves …. even my son! And we eat it often. So today I am presenting you my Instant Pot pork roast with sauerkraut dinner which just happens to be low carb too! My son eats it with mashed potatoes but my hubby and me just eat it as is.
What cut of pork should I use?
I make this pork & sauerkraut recipe two ways. Usually I make this recipe with boneless pork ribs or pork chops and kielbasa. However today I am using a pork butt roast. I wanted to actually have a roast that I could cut into pieces. With the ribs or even pork chops, they tend to break a part more easily so if you prefer that, check out my New Year’s pork & sauerkraut recipe. If you want more of a roast, this is the recipe for you.
Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe
The first thing you want to do is brown your roast. Note if there are large pieces of fat on the outside of the roast, I like to cut them off. Don’t go crazy taking it off, just the very large chunks of it. You want to have some fat to make the meat moist.
Then liberally sprinkle salt and pepper all over the roast. Hit the saute button and adjust to high. Add a tablespoon of oil and brown your roast about 5 minutes per side.
While that is browning, get out your grater or food processor and grate a small apple. I used a small Fuji apple because it’s all I had but I would normally use a Granny Smith because it has less carbs. The apple adds a bit of sweetness to the roast.
Once the roast is browned, add the sauerkraut, apple and about 1/2 cup of water to the pot. Secure the lid, push the lever back to seal and then manually cook for 70 minutes. When done, let the pressure come down naturally. By the way I used a jar of Aldi’s German sauerkraut but you can use whatever kind you want.
To serve this, I just put it in a big serving bowl or platter. I sliced the meat up a little and everyone just takes what they want. As I mentioned my son likes this with mashed potatoes and I just eat it plain. The tangy sauerkraut goes so well with the pork roast.
To make this pork & sauerkraut recipe in the slow cooker
The only difference from the Instant Pot is you have to brown the meat on the stove. Then add everything to your slow cooker and cook on low all day long.
Suggestions If you aren’t on a low carb diet.
My friend Lisa also makes pork roast and sauerkraut with brown sugar and butter. Just sprinkle a little brown sugar on top of the sauerkraut and add a few tablespoons of butter. My father in law likes it this way but my son and husband prefer it this way.
I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot pork roast with sauerkraut as much as we do. This recipe makes a lot so if you want to use a smaller roast, I would just keep the rest of ingredients the same. The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
594 cals /40.4g fat / 3.7g carbs / 1.5g fiber / 48.9g protein = 2.2g net carbs
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Instant Pot Pork Roast with Sauerkraut
You will love this Instant Pot pork roast with sauerkraut dish on a cold winter's night. It's low carb, easy and it supposedly gives you good luck if you eat it on New Years Day!!! Only 3 ingredients and 2.2g net carbs per serving.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5-6 lb pork shoulder or butt
- salt & pepper
- 1 small apple
- 24 oz German sauerkraut (I use Aldi's)
- 1/2 cup water
Hit the saute button on the Instant Pot and then adjust to high. As that is heating up, liberally add salt and pepper to the whole roast.
When hot, add the oil to the pot and brown the roast for about 3-5 minutes on all sides. When done, hit the cancel button.
While the meat is browning, either grate the apple or pulse in a food processor. Make sure to take out the seeds but leave the skin on.
When the meat is done browning, pour in the water and then the sauerkraut juice and all. Lastly place in the apple. Cover and push the lever back to seal.
Manually cook for 70 minutes and then let the pressure come down naturally.
Slice the roast and serve on a platter with the sauerkraut.