Sweet and Sour Slow Cooker Pork Goulash Recipe

On the day I made this, I had an ultimate lazy day. It was the Monday after the Superbowl, I had the day off, and I never got out of my pjs. Yeah, I love those days too!

At about 11am, I brilliantly noticed that if I didn’t get up right then and throw something in the crockpot, we would be eating out of a can for dinner. I knew I had pork, and that was about it.

For some reason I got a craving for my oma’s cooking. Not sure where it came from, but it was strong. And the recipe just came to me. Luckily I had a can of Aunt Nellie’s Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage on hand….I know, what are the chances?

If you have never had jarred red cabbage, go out and get some, right now. It is in the veggie aisle of any grocery. It is perfect as a side dish, just saute half a peeled, chopped apple and half a chopped onion, add the jar of cabbage and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Delicious!

Back on subject. Pork. I used a homemade rib rub on the pork, but you can use any brand of rib rub you find. The flavor of the rub on the pork worked together so well with the cabbage. It really did taste like it came from my oma’s kitchen. I have a feeling she was with me in the kitchen guiding me on this one….

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Sweet & Sour Slow Cooker Pork Goulash


  • 1.5 lb bone-in center cut pork chops
  • rib rub seasoning
  • 16 oz jar of sweet & sour cabbage (such as Aunt Nellie’s)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 cup room temperature water
  • 2 tsp corn starch


  • Sprinkle a coating of rib rub on one side of the pork, rub the seasoning in, flip pork and repeat
  • Place the pork in the slow cooker
  • Pour the jar of cabbage and the water over the pork
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours
  • When cooking time is done, remove the pork from the pot to a plate and cover with foil
  • Put the remaining liquid and cabbage in a pot and place over medium heat
  • Cook the egg noodles according to the package directions.
  • Drain noodles, mix in butter and salt and pepper to taste
  • In a separate bowl, mix together sour cream and water, then stir in cornstarch
  • Slowly pour the sour cream mixture into the gravy, stirring slowly
  • Bring the gravy to a low boil and stir. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes
  • Add prepared noodles to the gravy, stir well making sure to coat noodles
  • Turn heat down to low
  • Meanwhile, take bones and fat off of the pork
  • Break pork into bite sized piece and place in noodle/sauce mixture
  • Stir well and continue to heat, stirring frequently, over low heat, for 5 minutes
  • Plate and enjoy!

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