Pork & sauerkraut, an old country favorite that can be surprisingly healthy. This easy slow cooker or Instant Pot version is both whole30 and paleo.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Pork & Sauerkraut (Paleo/Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


  • 23 lbs country style ribs (bone in or boneless)
  • 28 ounces sauerkraut (in juice)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 lb potatoes, diced (sweet potatoes or regular)
  • 1 tbsp seasoning salt (see blog post)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp honey (optional)
  • 2 tsp oil (for IP)
  • 1 cup water (for IP)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 4-5 or LOW 8-10.

Instant Pot

  1. Set Instant Pot to the high saute setting. Heat oil. When hot, add pork and brown a few minutes on each side. Remove pork and set aside.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4-6 minutes. Pour in water and using a wooden spoon scrape well the bottom of the Instant Pot to remove any bits that stuck to it, make sure you scrape it well to avoid burning during cooking.
  3. Add pork and all remaining ingredients to the IP. Stir to mix well.
  4. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 35 minutes, quick release.