Pan Seared Loin Pork Chops with Sauerkraut & Onions

Pan Seared Loin Pork Chops with Sauerkraut & Onions

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy

We found some delicious looking loin pork chops at Costco that were about 1-inch thick and we thought we would bring you this basic recipe that is quick to make & produces the juiciest pork chops that are Mmmm Good!😋


  • 8  thick loin pork chops (bone-in, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick)
  • EVOO
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 16-ounces sauerkraut
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • pinch of caraway seeds


  • Rub a drizzle of EVOO on each side of pork chop, then sprinkle with salt, pepper & garlic powder to your taste.
  • Preheat large skillet with 2 Tablespoons butter & 1 Tablespoon EVOO. Sauté onions until golden.
  • Add sauerkraut & caraway seeds then continue to cook until juice is absorbed. Remove from skillet & set aside.
  • Raise skillet heat to high in order to produce a nice sear on the pork chops. When skillet is hot enough lower heat to medium-high & add pork chops, don’t crowd them and don’t move them until ready to flip over. Cook for 4-5  minutes. Once browned, flip over and continue to cook another 4-5 minutes on medium-high. When pork chops are done, remove from skillet & arrange on a platter. Cover with foil until sauerkraut is done.
  • Put the sauerkraut & onion mixture back into the hot skillet. Add 1 pat of butter. Heat for 3 minutes & stir regularly until hot. Place sauerkraut & onions in center of platter then place pork chops all around. Garnish with parsley, rosemary or thyme and serve.

Note: Cook until internal temperature reaches  145º with an Instant Read Thermometer.

We served this dish with our Marinated Asparagus and feta cheese.

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