Everyday Mom's Meals: Indoor Hog Roast

Monday, August 19, 2013

Indoor Hog Roast

Do you enjoy a good old fashion hog roast? Do you even know what I'm talking about? See, I'm not sure it's something enjoyed from coast to coast or not, but here in the Midwest, if you have a party and mention there is going to be a freshly roasted hog, your guest list will double! In fact, we love them so much, it's what we served at our wedding reception! Yep, we had a dear friend make all the sides, salads, etc, but the main dish was shredded pork from two hogs our family prepped and roasted ourselves.

We are lucky enough that my father in law has a hog cooker, and we were happy to take full advantage on our special night. And to this day, I still get compliments about the food at our reception being some of the best, most delicious and family friendly ever.

For those of you who don't know, I'm talking about taking a whole hog, seasoning it, and putting it inside this huge cooker to slow roast for hours and hours. It comes out tender, juicy and mouth watering. Now, it's a preference thing rather you include sauerkraut, and what most folks around here do is to cook part with, and part without. I like to eat it on a plate with a fork; and yes, I enjoy the kraut too. But it makes the best pulled pork sandwich around too, and some even add barbecue or hot sauce to it.

As much as we enjoy this, it's not very practical for an every day meal. It has to be a pretty special occasion to pull out that hog cooker. So, when I crave it during random moments of the year, this is a simple, tasty alternative. With only 4 ingredients, and a few hours in the slow cooker, it gives us a flavor that is very close, and makes for an excellent weeknight meal.

If you love a good roast hog as much as I do, or are just fans of pork and kraut together, you will love this one too! But I'm still looking forward to the next hog roast. There has to be a graduation, wedding or family reunion coming soon!

Slow Cooker Sausage and Kraut
2 (9 oz.) packages smoked sausage, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 ( 15 oz.) cans sauerkraut, undrained
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. Dijon mustard

Place sauerkraut, brown sugar and mustard in Crock Pot. Stir well. Spoon some of the sauerkraut mixture on top to cover sausage. Cook on LOW 4-5 hours. Check for dryness every hour or so. If it dries out, add a splash of water.

Shared on Mandy's Recipe Box Aug. 20, 2013
Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Aug. 21, 2013
Shared on The Country Cook Aug. 23, 2013
Crock Pot at Very Good Recipes


CherylW said...

This recipe sounds delicious. But what is the sauce you're talking about "Stir well, add sauce"???

CherylW said...

This recipe sounds delicious. But what is the sauce you're talking about "Stir well, add sauce"???

Krista said...

Hi Cheryl, sorry about that. It's a typo. Thanks for catching it!

A Kansas Farm Mom said...

We also get compliments about our wedding reception food...years later. My mom and dad smoked briskets and fixed all the sides. There is nothing like good Midwestern Cooking. I am pinning this recipe and will have to try it soon!

Sunshine - www.cancersurvivor26.blogger.com said...

sounds so good! never heard of it.

Erin said...

Great recipe! It looks delicious!
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