Brined Pork and Sauerkraut Recipe

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Brined Pork and Sauerkraut
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  1. Pour water, apple juice, cider vinegar, molasses, kosher salt, pickling spice, and black peppercorns in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve salt and molasses. Simmer to blend flavors, about 5 minutes. Pour 2 cups ice into brine and stir to melt ice and cool brine.
  2. Place pork loin into a large container and pack 2 more cups ice, or as needed, around the meat. Pour brine over ice and pork, cover, and refrigerate at least 4 hours to overnight.
  3. Remove pork roast from brine and place into a slow cooker; pour 2 cups brine over the meat. Discard remaining brine. Spread sauerkraut, onion slices, brown sugar, fennel seeds, and coriander over pork roast. Set cooker on Low and cook for 3 hours. Add carrots to slow cooker and cook 1 more hour; add apples, cranberries, and walnuts and cook until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 hour more.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 321.49 Kcal (1346 kJ)
Calories from fat 103.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.55g 18%
Cholesterol 34.27mg 11%
Sodium 1720.95mg 72%
Potassium 667.51mg 14%
Total Carbs 40.83g 14%
Sugars 32.12g 128%
Dietary Fiber 4.07g 16%
Protein 15.26g 31%
Vitamin C 31.2mg 52%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Calcium 76.2mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 70.73 Kcal (296 kJ)
Calories from fat 22.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.54g 18%
Cholesterol 7.54mg 11%
Sodium 378.64mg 72%
Potassium 146.86mg 14%
Total Carbs 8.98g 14%
Sugars 7.07g 128%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 16%
Protein 3.36g 31%
Vitamin C 6.9mg 52%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 10%
Iron 0.4mg 10%
Calcium 16.8mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.6
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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