Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut

from ButterYum
makes 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs

  • 1 1/2 pounds sauerkraut, rinsed and drained

  • 10 once can French onion soup

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Using the saute function in your 6-quart or larger Instant Pot, heat oil, season pork with salt and pepper, and brown on all sides (see notes below if your IP doesn’t have a saute function).

  2. Add sauerkraut; stir together brown sugar and French onion soup (undiluted) and add to Instant Pot.

  3. Seal Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes; allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before serving.


  • If your IP doesn’t have a saute function, brown the pork in a large skillet on the stovetop. Place browned pork in IP and pour soup into skillet to deglaze all the tasty brown bits before adding to IP.

  • Alternatively, a single recipe will fit in a 9x13 casserole dish and can be baked in the oven (cover with foil and bake at 350F for 4 hours). OR cook in slow cooker (6 hours on low, 12 hours on high).

  • If you don't have French onion soup on hand, you can substitute an equal amount of water and 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder or minced dried onion.