Preparation / Directions:
For sausage, use mild Italian sausages, bratwurst, or kielbasa.
Dice bacon. Place sauerkraut in strainer. Rinse under cold water. Drain well. Using a large frying pan, saute bacon with onions and chops until meat is browned.
Peel and dice apples. Place sauerkraut and apples in crockpot. Arrange chops and onions on top. Add garlic, peppercorns, and wine. Cover. Cook on low (200) 4-6 hours.
Add sausages. Cook 1 hour longer.
Sylvia's comments: I only used 1/2 the sauerkraut (didn't look at the can size) and wish I'd had enough. I didn't drain it, and the canning liquid gave a lovely taste to the dish. I didn't precook anything, just layered it in the crockpot, turned it on in the morning before leaving for work, served it over quickly-cooked noodles when we got home that night. Thoroughly satisfactory. I think when I made a similar recipe years ago, it included a little brown sugar, and I'll add some next time. But it was delicious as printed. And they were GENERO