Great side dish for a party, that everyone will love! Sweet and tangy without being over powering! Easy to make.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 hrs 30 mins
total:
5 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until tender. Stir in brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

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  • Place sausage in a slow cooker with the sauce and onions. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. The longer it simmers the better!

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 24.4g; cholesterol 60.4mg; sodium 1169.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2007
i've made this recipe twice so far with different results. The first time I made it I had to wing it with a few of the ingredients (I was short on brown sugar) and I also used raw kielbasa instead of pre-cooked (smoked??) like hillshire farms or the like. When I made it the first time it was good but didn't make me rave over it. I decided to give it another go for my superbowl party and this time I made sure I had all of the ingredients on hand (I also tripled the recipe to accomodate the amount of guests I had). I used hillshire farms kielbasa this time and WOW what a difference it was! This is a fantastic recipe and I will most definitely be using it again and again and again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2008
Did a trial run last night to see if I liked this enough to make it for a superbowl party...and the answer is no. I followed the advice of others and only used 8 oz ketchup and 1/2 the amount of brown sugar. Girl likes her ketchup but this was way too ketchupy sweet and vinegary all at the same time. Not a good mix of flavors IMHO. Thanks anyway! Read More
(12)
182 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 112
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2007
i've made this recipe twice so far with different results. The first time I made it I had to wing it with a few of the ingredients (I was short on brown sugar) and I also used raw kielbasa instead of pre-cooked (smoked??) like hillshire farms or the like. When I made it the first time it was good but didn't make me rave over it. I decided to give it another go for my superbowl party and this time I made sure I had all of the ingredients on hand (I also tripled the recipe to accomodate the amount of guests I had). I used hillshire farms kielbasa this time and WOW what a difference it was! This is a fantastic recipe and I will most definitely be using it again and again and again. Read More
(106)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2008
Wow this stuff is fantastic (and I'm not normally much of a Kielbasa fan). I used 14 oz of ketchup and doubled the amount of Kielbasa as suggested by others - I had plenty of sauce and enough yummy Kielbasa to feed an army! I knew I'd be rushed for time on the day that I wanted to make this so I browned the onion made the sauce and sliced the kielbasa the night before placed it all in a gallon size zipper bag and stored it in the fridge overnight. In the morning I just dumped everything in the crock pot and turned it on low for 5 hours. I suppose I could have used a crock pot cooking bag instead of a zipper bag but I didn't have any on hand. Anyway I used regular kielbasa and I have to mention that there was about an inch of rendered fat on top of the sauce when the kielbasa finished cooking but it was easily removed. The sauce is so tasty that I plan to serve the leftovers over rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2006
I was confused at first. Is it 1/2 of a 28 oz. bottle of ketchup or is it 1/2 of a larger bottle (in other words 28 oz.) of ketchup. I figured 28 oz. would be way to much ketchup. 14 oz. was just right as far as flavor goes and I'm sure this must be what the recipe meant. It was pretty good although I still had way to much sauce and probably could have added another sausage or cut the sauce in half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2002
This was so good! I tripled it and took it to a potluck luncheon. It was completely gone! Two people asked me for the recipe too. I did halve the ketchup because the first time I made it it seemed that was all you could taste. And it smelled Great! while it was cooking. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2005
I took this to an office party and out of all the dishes brought this is the only one that there were no left overs!!! The only thing different I did was add bell peppers in with the onions and pineapple tidbits. Will definately be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2003
Great alternative for serving Kielbasa or summer sausage! I added sliced bell pepper to the onions...it was delicious served over basmati rice. I'll definately make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2008
I added strips of green and red bell Peppers and some sliced Jalapeño peppers with some chunk caned pineapple served over some simple rice mixed with peas and carrots. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2008
Did a trial run last night to see if I liked this enough to make it for a superbowl party...and the answer is no. I followed the advice of others and only used 8 oz ketchup and 1/2 the amount of brown sugar. Girl likes her ketchup but this was way too ketchupy sweet and vinegary all at the same time. Not a good mix of flavors IMHO. Thanks anyway! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
Everyone loved this! It drove my boss crazy because it smelled so good and I was cooking it at work for an early evening pot-luck meeting and when she finally got to taste it - her reaction was great. My husband also deemed the recipe a "keeper" and not one piece was left at the dinner. The only modification I made was to use half ketchup and half bbq sauce (I ran out of ketchup!). It does make a lot of sauce. Since we were using a homemade kielbasa I'm not sure how much we used but I'd guess it was at least double what the recipe calls for. Read More
(12)
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