My mother gave this recipe to me and it is a big hit at parties and potlucks. You never have to bring home any leftovers!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sausage, ketchup, sugar and pineapple in the slow cooker and mix together.

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  • Cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours, until sausage is cooked through.

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Nutrition Facts

866.5 calories; 20.3 g protein; 107.5 g carbohydrates; 99.9 mg cholesterol; 2280.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2003
I added sliced carrots, onions and peppers to the recipe and cut the brown sugar in half. The sauce was great served over rice. I did thicken it a bit with corn starch and added a little vinegar for a nice sweet/sour taste. Next time I will try it with chicken instead of the kielbasa. Great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2009
I'm not sure how to rate this recipe. The recipe is really good, the keilbasa tastes wonderful in this delectable sauce... but this shouldn't be cooked in a slowcooker. At the end of the 5 hours, I got sausage mush... which I should've expected because keilbasa is alreay cooked. Horrible in the slowcooker. Tried this again but heated the concoction up on the stove for a few minutes and it was delicious. Don't do this is a slow cooker! Read More
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483 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 154
  • 3 star values: 52
  • 2 star values: 29
  • 1 star values: 22
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2009
I'm not sure how to rate this recipe. The recipe is really good, the keilbasa tastes wonderful in this delectable sauce... but this shouldn't be cooked in a slowcooker. At the end of the 5 hours, I got sausage mush... which I should've expected because keilbasa is alreay cooked. Horrible in the slowcooker. Tried this again but heated the concoction up on the stove for a few minutes and it was delicious. Don't do this is a slow cooker! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2003
I added sliced carrots, onions and peppers to the recipe and cut the brown sugar in half. The sauce was great served over rice. I did thicken it a bit with corn starch and added a little vinegar for a nice sweet/sour taste. Next time I will try it with chicken instead of the kielbasa. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2003
This recipe is so easy! And the smell as it was cooking drove us all crazy! I did cut WAY down on the brown sugar, though, using only 3/4 cup. I also added 1/2 green pepper, chopped and 2 Tbls. dried minced onion. It made too much sauce for our use, BUT I saved the extra sauce and added it to some cocktail links on hand. My teenage boys loved that to snack on! Diane :-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2004
This was a nice suprise and fairly easy too. I used 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups ketchup, 1 cup applesauce, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar, and 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce. Very Good! Added pineapples a few hours after kielbasa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2007
This was fantastic! I would HIGHLY recommend starting with 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and adjusting to your taste. That is what I used and it was sweet. I also added some green pepper and onions which I left in rings which I believe heightened the flavors and added color as well. I served this over white rice as others suggested. Family loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2011
This recipe is awesome! Made it a bunch of times and finally feel that I have perfected it. I cut the 2lbs of kielbasa into bite size pieces then browned them in a pan with a little bit of oil. If in a hurry I would throw them in without browning them first but they tend to come out mushier that way. After browning I put them on a plate with paper towel to soak up some of the oil then throw them in the crock pot with ¾ cup brown sugar, 2 cups of Ketchup, 15oz can pineapples chunks undrained, 1 cup of teriyaki sauce, 1 red onion sliced, 2 green peppers sliced. 4 hours on high served over white rice. It has quickly become a party favorite and everyone asks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2003
I combined this recipe with Party Kielbasa (also on this site) because when I initially made the first recipe, I thought it would be great with pineapple added. When I found this recipe with the pineapple, I read the reviews and since so many others thought it was too sweet, I used the grape jelly from the first recipe instead. It definitely is better with the pineapple but I didn't really like the almost stewed pineapple. Next time, I would add towards the end of the cook time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2010
This dish is YUMMY! My daughter and husband both loved it! I served it with potatoes and corn. It is also very good served over white rice! The sauce was a bit too sweet though,so the next time I make it I will cut the amount of brown sugar down to one cup or maybe even less. I am anxious to take this to our next pot luck! I have to agree with some of the other reviews that the sausage does get mushy when cooked for the designated length of time. So I cut the cook time way down, just enough to get everything heated through. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2004
I made this for a luncheon at work and everybody loved it. I did take the advice of others and cut down on the brown sugar and ketchup. Will definitely make again for a cocktail party. Not sure I'd want to eat it for a meal though. Read More
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