German Style Pork Knuckles and Sauerkraut Recipe

Jessica Published April 15, 2020

A recipe from across the seas now easily made in your own home. If you are looking for a new pork dish to try, this recipe will offer you just that.

How To Make German Style Pork Knuckles and Sauerkraut

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10 mins
480 mins
490 mins


  • 2 pork knuckles
  • 4 ham cocks alternative
  • 3 cups sauerkraut
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup amber or dark beer brand of personal choice
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 tsp juniper seed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Using a strainer, rinse the sauerkraut under water to wash its juices off.
  • Chop the onion into small chunks and place the pork knuckles inside the crock pot.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the sauerkraut, beef stock, beer, onions, juniper seeds, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, and the salt and pepper.
  • Pour the mixture over the pork.
  • Cover and simmer the pork knuckles for 8 hours. Afterward, remove the pork from the lid and plate it together with some sauerkraut and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1304mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg


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