Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Friday, June 26, 2015


1 1/4 lbs lean ground pork
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp caraway seeds, divided
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 jar (32-oz) sauerkraut, drained, squeezed dry and snipped into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
6 slices bacon, fried crisp, drained and crumbled
chopped parsley

Combine pork, bread crumbs, egg, milk, half the caraway seeds, salt, Worcestershire sauce and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into 2-inch size meatballs.

Brown meatballs in a large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over medium-high heat.

Combine the sauerkraut, onion, bacon, and remaining half of the caraway seeds in a slow cooker. Place meatballs atop the sauerkraut mixture.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.

Before serving, sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

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