Growing up it wasn’t hard to associate certain foods with the holidays. There’s corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, hamburgers and hotdogs on the 4th of July, of course turkey on Thanksgiving, ham on Christmas, and if you lived in my household, you had pork roast on New Year’s Day.
Over the years, I’ve changed up my pork recipes from traditional pork roast with mashed potatoes and gravy, to BBQ ribs or even BBQ pulled pork. This year I am changing it up and making something completely different.
Pork Roast with Sauerkraut and Kielbasa
1 (2 pound) boneless pork loin roast
4 pounds sauerkraut
1 pound kielbasa, cut into 3 inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the over broiler. Place the roast in a roasting pan, brush with olive oil, sprinkle the roast with thyme leaves, salt and pepper. Place pork roast under the broiler for 10 minutes, until lightly browned in several places.
Place 2 pounds of sauerkraut in a slow cooker. Place kielbasa pieces around the edges of the slow cooker pot. Place the roast in the center and cover with the remaining sauerkraut.
Cover the slow cooker and cook roast for 6 hours on high.
Happy New Year’s!