This is another odd kielbasa recipe that surprises everyone. It's always a winner at parties. The best type of honey mustard for this recipe is a mustard with more honey texture than mustard. Very easy.

Megan
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Slice kielbasa diagonally into 1/4 inch pieces.

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  • In a medium-size skillet saute kielbasa in ginger ale until they are heated through. Drain well. Arrange the kielbasa on the prepared baking sheet, then sprinkle them with brown sugar.

  • Broil the kielbasa until the brown sugar melts and begins to crystallize, check after 3 to 5 minutes. Serve the kielbasa with honey mustard for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

399.9 calories; 12.9 g protein; 28.8 g carbohydrates; 61.1 mg cholesterol; 1161.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2007
This was surprisingly really good! I followed the directions exactly except that I reduced the amount of ginger ale to 1 cup. "Saute" isn't accurate; you let the kielbasa boil in the ginger ale until it cooks away and leaves a sweet glaze on the kielbasa; then when the brown sugar is added and broiled it makes a sweet crust. I was really surprised! I served it with the "Honey Mustard Dressing II" from this site which is another great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2007
Like another reviewer I found the recipe as written to be merely average; but when veggies are added and the ginger ale thickened into a sauce I'd give it 4.5 stars. The way I did it: Pour about 2 cups of gingerale into a frying pan; "saute" (technically more like "boil") the kielbasa for a few minutes. Take out and set aside. Add sliced onions mushrooms and a red pepper; add enough ginger ale to cover veggies then cover the frying pan and simmer until softened. While veggies are boiling arrange kielbasa on a cookie sheet and add brown sugar. When veggies are softened remove and add to cookie sheet; put the whole thing in to broil. While it's broiling mix about 1 tbsp cornstarch with some cool ginger ale then mix into the ginger ale still in the frying pan; boil until sauce is thickened. When the broiling is done add veggies and kielbasa to the ginger ale sauce. Put into pitas with a squirt of honey mustard sauce and serve. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2007
This was surprisingly really good! I followed the directions exactly except that I reduced the amount of ginger ale to 1 cup. "Saute" isn't accurate; you let the kielbasa boil in the ginger ale until it cooks away and leaves a sweet glaze on the kielbasa; then when the brown sugar is added and broiled it makes a sweet crust. I was really surprised! I served it with the "Honey Mustard Dressing II" from this site which is another great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2007
Like another reviewer I found the recipe as written to be merely average; but when veggies are added and the ginger ale thickened into a sauce I'd give it 4.5 stars. The way I did it: Pour about 2 cups of gingerale into a frying pan; "saute" (technically more like "boil") the kielbasa for a few minutes. Take out and set aside. Add sliced onions mushrooms and a red pepper; add enough ginger ale to cover veggies then cover the frying pan and simmer until softened. While veggies are boiling arrange kielbasa on a cookie sheet and add brown sugar. When veggies are softened remove and add to cookie sheet; put the whole thing in to broil. While it's broiling mix about 1 tbsp cornstarch with some cool ginger ale then mix into the ginger ale still in the frying pan; boil until sauce is thickened. When the broiling is done add veggies and kielbasa to the ginger ale sauce. Put into pitas with a squirt of honey mustard sauce and serve. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2007
This was surprisingly really good! I followed the directions exactly except that I reduced the amount of ginger ale to 1 cup. "Saute" isn't accurate; you let the kielbasa boil in the ginger ale until it cooks away and leaves a sweet glaze on the kielbasa; then when the brown sugar is added and broiled it makes a sweet crust. I was really surprised! I served it with the "Honey Mustard Dressing II" from this site which is another great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2003
This is a great recipe! I added some sliced onions and mushrooms to the ginger ale after removing the sausage and let them cook down until the ginger ale turned into a nice carmely glaze. I served it in pita bread with the honey mustard and it was such a hit! The recipe says serves 5 to 6 but my boyfriend and I finished it off in one sitting. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2004
I used polish sausage and sliced them in half lengthwise. Everyone loved them. I did as one other suggested and used the gingerale left in the pan to saute onions and mushrooms which I served over the sausage. Served with baked potatoes and green beans. Yummy & easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2006
I followed other reviewers' advice and served this as a main dish by putting it in a pita pocket. I used Healthy Choice smoked sausage instead of kielbasa. It was absolutely delicious and simple and enjoyed by the whole family. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2007
We tried this a few nights ago and husband and I loved it. Very flavorful. We were making a meal of it so I simmered onions red bell peppers and some asparagus in the gingerale after taking out the sausage. I cooked onions first until the liquid was cooked waaay down as we like our veggies kind of crispy. Just cooked to a nice thick sauce. The veggies were delicious and the sausage was very tasty As the recipe submitter said it was a great combination of sweet and salty. My favorite way to have sausage. (I used the light Turkey Polish Sausage) Will do again often as it was so fast and easy. THANKS FOR THIS ONE! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2005
Versital & delicious! The fun part is sauteing the veggies of your chioce in the ginger ale before broiling with the sausage. I've used "baby bella" mushrooms vidalia onion sweet red pepper & zucchini with great success! The serving sauces can be much more than just honey mustard- although that seems to be the best. Make a lot- and get ready for raves! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2007
I also took the idea to make this kielbasa with mushrooms and onions. I reduced the amount of ginger ale though. The only other suggestion I would make is that you make sure not to use a sweet honey mustard as it makes it all too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/02/2008
Didn't change anything. It had a good flavor and was very simple to make perfect for a night when you need to get dinner on the table quickly. Nothing spectacular but simple and quick. Served it with mac n' cheese. Read More
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