This is the traditional New Year's Day meal I learned from my husband, whose family originated in central Pennsylvania. It's wonderful, especially served with mashed potatoes and applesauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 (2 pound) boneless pork loin roast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 pounds sauerkraut
- 1 pound kielbasa, cut into 3-inch pieces
Preheat the oven broiler. Place the roast in a roasting pan, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with thyme leaves, and season with salt and pepper. Place under the broiler for 10 minutes, until lightly browned in several places.
Place 2 pounds sauerkraut in a slow cooker. Arrange kielbasa pieces around the edges of the slow cooker pot, and place the roast in the center. Cover with remaining sauerkraut.
Cover slow cooker, and cook roast 6 hours on High.