Currywurst is a popular 'fast food' in Berlin, Germany. It is quick and simple and everyone loves it! If you're in a hurry, you can substitute ketchup for the sauce, or use your own recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to Broil/Grill.

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  • Pour tomato sauce into a large saucepan, then stir in the chili sauce, onion salt, sugar and pepper. Let simmer over medium heat, occasionally stirring; bring to a gentle boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer another 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, broil/grill kielbasa sausage for 3 to 4 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Slice into pieces 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.

  • Pour tomato sauce mixture over sausage, then sprinkle all with paprika and curry powder and serve.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 18.4g 37% DV; carbohydrates 26.1g 8% DV; fat 31.7g 49% DV; cholesterol 74.9mg 25% DV; sodium 3018.7mg 121% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
I love this easy recipe. When I make it (I am Austrian)in the U.S. I grill the sausage (jumbo hot dogs or bratwurst) and use ketchup mixed with curry. For appearance I sprinkle a little bit of curry on top. This makes it very easy. Serve it with a crips Kaiserroll and use toothpicks for eating. I submitted a photo which looks pretty authentic. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2005
in germany this recipe is made with kockwurst also we use a lot more curry hence "currywurst" it is served with fresh broetchen (something like a hard roll) which is dipped in the sauce. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2005
in germany this recipe is made with kockwurst also we use a lot more curry hence "currywurst" it is served with fresh broetchen (something like a hard roll) which is dipped in the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2007
i grew up on Curry Wurst this gets close but meh... germans acutally use a sausage made of fine ground beef that gets fried till the skin is crispy but the type of sausage is somewhat regional an easier sauce is ketchup with lots of curry (to taste) and some browned fine diced onions served usually with a fresh roll and/or french fries Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
I love this easy recipe. When I make it (I am Austrian)in the U.S. I grill the sausage (jumbo hot dogs or bratwurst) and use ketchup mixed with curry. For appearance I sprinkle a little bit of curry on top. This makes it very easy. Serve it with a crips Kaiserroll and use toothpicks for eating. I submitted a photo which looks pretty authentic. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2005
I think the proportions are off on this recipe. Using the amount of tomato sauce that is called for make it taste just like sausage in tomato sauce you don't get any of the flavor of the seasonings. It may be better if you cut down the amount of tomato sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2007
I've been eating currywurst ever since I came to the States 35 years ago. I make it polish sausage or knockwurst. I have always made with Ketchup. I used good Hungarian Paprika and Indian Curry. I tried this version but used only one can of tomato sauce (3 seemed a bit too much). It was very good and I welcomed the change. I know it is popular in Berlin but it was also popular in Heilbronn which is in the South. I pretty much could purchase it anywhere in Germany. Thanks sure enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2005
Try a knockwurst instead of the kielbasa. (kielbasa is Polish not German). Knockwurst is more like the original Currywurst from Berlin. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2005
It is very good but there was a lot of sauce. I will probably use 2 cans of tomato sauce next time and maybe try a different kind of sausage. It was similar to what I ate in Germany but not hot enough. I had to add more curry and pepper. I will definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2005
This was good and very quick. The only thing that I didn't like about it was how much sauce was wasted. I will cut the sauce recipe by half at least next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
This was so good. I'll be sure to measure the hot sauce next time the sauce I had was tooooo hot but still was awesome. I served this over peeled and boiled potatos it turned out to be the perfect combination. Read More
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