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5 from 13 votes

Pressure Cooker Pork & Sauerkraut Recipe

Deliciously simple pork & sauerkraut flavored with the sweetness of apples and the subtle flavor of caraway.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 42 mins
Time to Pressure & Natural Release35 mins
Total Time2 hrs 27 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: German, polish
Servings: 8
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Louise


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 3-4 pound boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 teaspoon fine grind sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound apples any kind you like
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 large red onions
  • 48 ounces sauerkraut
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon malt vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ¼-½ teaspoon caraway seeds optional



  • Season the pork with salt and pepper 1-24 hours in advance (see post for details) and remove from the refrigerator at least 1 hour before cooking for best searing.
  • Slice the onions into 1" slices and measure out the remaining ingredients. If your sauerkraut is very liquidy, drain off all but about ½ cup of the liquid


  • Turn the Ninja Foodi or electric pressure cooker on high sear/sauté and allow to heat up for about 5 minutes. Add the oil and heat another 3-5 minutes. Sear the seasoned pork shoulder on each side for 3-5 minutes (each side) or until brown.
  • While the pork is searing, peel and cut the apples into large slices and add them to the pot. It really makes no difference how you cut them due to the long pressure cook time.


  • Deglaze the pot with chicken broth and make sure to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the inner pot.

Pressure Cook

  • Add the onions, sauerkraut, and the remaining ingredients. Stir the added ingredients into the sauerkraut. Put the pressure lid on and turn the valve to seal. Pressure cook on high for 90 minutes. When the time is up, allow the pot to natural release for 30 minutes and manually release the remaining pressure.
  • Serve & Enjoy!


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 1578mg | Potassium: 1080mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg