Polish Papa's Pork Chops

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“This is one of the many favorite recipes that I got from my father (the Polish Papa!). It's incredibly easy and very, very good. The apples, applesauce, and onion mixture cuts some of the sharpness of the sauerkraut. As a result, even people who claim to hate sauerkraut love this dish. If you REALLY love sauerkraut, use two cans with both the applesauce and apples. I usually do this, as the sauerkraut is a wonderful leftover.”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 -8 pork chops (at least 3/4 inch thick, bone in)
  • 1 (28 -56 ounce) can sauerkraut
  • 16 ounces applesauce or 2 cups peeled chopped apples
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 package shake and bake pork coating mix


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the drained sauerkraut, applesauce or apples, and chopped onion in the baking dish. Spread out evenly.
  4. Shake the pork chops in the Shake and Bake until evenly coated. Place chops on top of the sauerkraut, but don't overlap.
  5. Sprinkle any coating mix remaining in the bag over the top of the pork and sauerkraut.
  6. Place, uncovered, in the preheated oven and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the pork is done and the coating crispy.

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