This delicious appetizer can be prepared in the slow cooker or right on the stove. Your guests will want to leave with this recipe!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage in the hot oil until browned; add the barbecue sauce, grape jelly, pineapple, cherries, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper and stir; simmer 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

362 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 49.9mg; sodium 1112.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
I made this for a Christmas get-together and it was gone in no time, with request for the recipe. After browning the sausage I did transfer it to a slow cooker on low a few hours before the party, I think it helped all the flavors blend well. It wasn't hot enough for me with just the 2 dashes of hot sauce so I added about 6-8 dashes and it was awesome. This recipe is a keeper for the perfect appetizer for parties. Read More
(22)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2016
Only thing I did differently from the recipe as written was that I included the juice from the canned pineapple instead of discarding it and cooked it for a few hours in a slow cooker on low as another reviewer suggested. The result was a confusing mix of flavours that really didn't taste like they should have gone together (and I'm usually one who appreciates savoury-sweet dishes). I feel that adding a bit of cornstarch with water could have helped the sauce be more substantial but it wouldn't have saved the dish. It's edible but that's about all I can say for it. I'll finish the leftovers because I can't stand to waste that much food but I definitely won't be making this again. Read More
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I made this for a Christmas get-together and it was gone in no time, with request for the recipe. After browning the sausage I did transfer it to a slow cooker on low a few hours before the party, I think it helped all the flavors blend well. It wasn't hot enough for me with just the 2 dashes of hot sauce so I added about 6-8 dashes and it was awesome. This recipe is a keeper for the perfect appetizer for parties. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2010
Excellent! My MIL taught me 20 years ago to make a very basic version of this (just kielbasa and bbq sauce and some tabasco) which I have wowed crowds with in the past. This recipe takes a good thing and makes it even better. Bringing it to work tomorrow for a pot luck. Thank you abrusky for an easy spicy hearty delight of a recipe. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
this was absoultly delicious. i mixed all of the ingredients and poured over the kielbasa into crock pot w/out browning first. cooked all day on low. and served over rice.... sooo good. thanks Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
Made it for a baby shower and everyone LOVED it! We ran out very quickly so I recommend making a bit more than necessary (not to mention that the leftovers are almost better the second time around!) Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2012
This was awesome and ive made several times. Try slicing into 1/4 inch sections and then broiling till a little crispy....yum!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
I only used half a sausage so I cut the rest of the ingredients to fit that. My brother ate this as his midnight snack he said he liked it and asked me to make it again. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2009
My family loved this!! I served it as a main dish with fried potatoes. Thanks!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
very good Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2013
This recipe was such a big hit with my family. I made it last night and they LOVED IT! Now the only thing I did that was a little different was that I used about a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and caramelized the pineapple, then added the BBQ and other ingredients to the pineapple, simmered sauce and then added it to the Kielbasa that I had started to cook in a larger frying pan.... Was sweet yet the after effects you could feel the Heat, served over white rice and was a homerun with family, Thank You for the Recipe Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2016
Only thing I did differently from the recipe as written was that I included the juice from the canned pineapple instead of discarding it and cooked it for a few hours in a slow cooker on low as another reviewer suggested. The result was a confusing mix of flavours that really didn't taste like they should have gone together (and I'm usually one who appreciates savoury-sweet dishes). I feel that adding a bit of cornstarch with water could have helped the sauce be more substantial but it wouldn't have saved the dish. It's edible but that's about all I can say for it. I'll finish the leftovers because I can't stand to waste that much food but I definitely won't be making this again. Read More
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