In some regions it's thought that if you eat Pork and Sauerkraut on New Years day you'll have luck in the coming year. We think the real reason people eat this is because it tastes so good. Ingredients 1 (4 pound) pork roast (we like shoulder or butt) 1 teaspoon caraway seeds salt and pepper to taste 2 cups sauerkraut with liquid Directions Cut pork loin, if necessary, to fit in the slow cooker. Season with caraway seeds, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauerkraut over the roast. Cook on High for 1 hour, then cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours. Internal temperature of the roast should be at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).