Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Kielbasa
Sweet and sour kielbasa makes a great side dish for a party that everyone will love! Tangy without being overpowering. And easy to make.
Sweet and sour kielbasa makes a great side dish for a party that everyone will love! Tangy without being overpowering. And easy to make.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Very good. Both my kids ate it, and my husband really liked it, so I'll make it again. I did it in a skillet on the stovetop- browning the sausage and onions, then stirring in the sauce ingredients (which I halved)and simmering for about 10 minutes. I only used 8 oz of ketchup and thought it was plenty. Any more than that and I think the ketchup taste would've been overwhelming.
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.
GREAT recipe!! I could gobble it all up :) I browned the Kielbasa then I did as the recipe said and saute the onions and I added bell pepper. I mixed a bottle of bbq sauce and cut the ketchup down to a cup, and then added the other ingredients and poured over the Kielbasa in the Crock. I also added a can of chunk pineapple partly drained. cooked on Low for 5hrs and served over rice!! soooo good!!
This was okay but not something I will make again..not really sure what I was expecting
I made this and everyone ate it, but when my husband said “oh hot dogs and beans” my mouth dropped. He was right that is what it tasted like. Not what I was looking for but I made 6lbs for a party and most was eaten.
added extra mustard - fantastic
YUMMM A lot of sauce but other than that real great over rice!!! probably going to make it again today as I just got a great deal on turkey kielbasa!
This is a real tummy filler on a cold night. Easy and great-tasting! We loved it!
Easy and good! My husband particularly enjoyed this simple dish.
This is a tremendous amount of sauce for one pound of sausage. I did use two packages of Hillshire Farms Turkey kielbasa that are 130z. each. and still had quite a bit of sauce. This really did taste amazing and I will make this again. Just will reduce the amount of ketchup a bit so not so much sauce. I think this would be really good with some green bell pepper and pineapple chunks. We served over rice.
Really left something to be desired. I wasn't crazy about this at all, neither was my husband. Followed the recipe exactly, minus the butter in the beginning because I couldn't justify adding all that unneccesary fat. Served over brown rice..and it was just bland. We were picking the sausage out and leaving the rest. Not making it into my recipe binder unfortunately! =(
This was really good. Needed something different for Kielbasa and this was nice. Pan seared the keilbasa with some garlic and onions, made the sauce (eyeballed amounts to taste)omitted hot pepper and used cayenne. Slow cooked for about 3.5 hrs on low, served over rice, really good.
I used cocktail links and did this in a casserole dish on the stove. I recommend tasting the sauce as you are cooking. I cut the amount of ketchup and it was still all I could taste..so I added about 1/2 c. of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and it was fantastic!
I made this for a potluck and had many positive remarks about this. "Phenomanel!" Many asked for the recipe. I added sliced peppers, pineapple chunks, and 1/3 of the juice from the pineapple. Many asked for the recipe. I also did not have the worcestershire sauce and did not use it, so even without that, it was awesome.
10 stars! wow my whole family loved this! I actually made it for a work 'pot luck' and it went over very well, but after everyone at home smelled it cooking for hours I had to let them sample it, and we really loved it! I didn't alter it too much, I did add a 2nd kielbasa as many reviews recommended and there was still a lot of 'sauce', and I also added a 20oz can of pineapple chunks. With the confusion of the ketup amount I went with the 14oz, plenty! We'll be making this from time to time (just worried how much my husband loves it because he's diet-controlled diabetic).
My husband had one bit and proclaimed, "Wow." This is definitely a repeat, and it was so simple - something new to do with all the sausage we get sucked into buying at Costco. I following the ingredients exactly (estimating measurements), but I cooked it low and slow in the oven with foil on top instead of using the slow cooker. I took the foil off the last 15ish minutes before serving. Great potluck item.
I doubled the meat both out of that is what was needed to feed my family & most recommended by other reviewers. I also went ahead & browned it up a bit to avoid the extra grease you can get from sauce cooking down in a crock pot. I caramelized my onions in the brown sugar & butter then mix the rest of the ingredients just to heat it up but added as others recommended some pineapple & peppers. Then just poured it all in over the meat & let it go on low for about 5 hours or so & YUMMY! Oh & yes I do not ever use ketchup in a recipe like this. I added a real nice tomato sauce until I got the consistency I liked. We served it over a nice jasmine rice & a VERY picky family of 5 gave it 2 thumbs up & 10 stars if they could!
AWESOME, I made this sweet and sour kielbasa the same way the recipe called for and it was delish. The sweet and sour sour sauce was the best I ever ate. There was so much sauce I cooked up rice and poured the sauce over it. This recipe can be used for sweet and sour chicken over rice by adding pineapple, peppers and carrots to it. Thank you for sharring.
Too much ketchup for my taste, but the kielbasa came out very good.
Made this for a 4th of July party--had a few little pieces left. Lots of some of the other appies left tho, so I think this was a hit. Very easy, just put it in the crock pot and let it go. Didn't need to change a thing. Thanks! Will definitely use again.
I had my doubts but this stuff is GOOD. Myself and my boyfriend boh devoured it. I used white onions for a milder onion flavor. Also I did not have cider vinegar so I used 2 T. white vinegar and 1 T. malt vinegar. I cooked in a dutch oven for a quick meal. However, this recipe made about 2x more sauce than what is needed. Next time I will probably double the meat or more. The sauce was very good, hated to throw tht much away.
The sauce on this is a little too sweet and not enough sour for our family. The kielbasa didn't work for us, either. Next time, I'm reducing the brown sugar by 1/4 cup and increasing slightly the vinegar, spicy mustard and Worcestershire. I'm also going to brown up some meatballs made of ground pork, panko, salt and pepper to put in it instead of the kielbasa. The kielbasa ended up a little too smoky and overcooked tasting for the sauce to us. Some pork meatballs (or even ground turkey) will be a welcome change.
I did everything to recipe except i halved the sauce and kept the sausage amont the same and cooked the sausage with the onions. We ended up realizing it tasted better after simmering for 20 min rather than after being in the crock pot for 5 hours. Wish we would have ate it for lunch rather than dinner. But still even then, I would probally not make it again, it was just ok to our taste buds.
This was super easy and very good. Great meal on a budget. Our wal-mart sells the 1 pound kielbasa for like $2.58 and then I served over rice and a side of green beans. I think the whole thing cost maybe $4.50. Tastes delicious. I ran short on time so did everything on the stove top and just simmered for about 2 hours. I will definitely take this to pot-lucks and the like.
Great recipe. I took it to a potluck at work last week and it went over very well. I took some other people's advice and added some sauerkraut and pineapple. If I made this at home, I'd definitely serve it over plain rice - it's very rich and tangy.
Great for a slow cooker recipe. I usually try to make it the way the recipe states but some of the ratios just seemed to far off. I used no butter but a little olive oil to saute onions and peppers and brought sauce to a boil in the skillet. I kinda think this whole step (saute in the skillet) is unnecessary in a slow cooker and will try it by just dumping it all in next time. Although I do enjoy sausage when its been browned up. Here's what I changed no butter(without all that butter it'll be much fewer calories and much healthier), just about a tablespoon of olive oil, half a cup of sugar, 14oz of ketchup, an added green and yellow peppers and a can of pineapple and used half of the juice. Very much happy man or kid food. Its not gourmet but it is very tasty comfort food. Served over rice.
I made this for a pot luck last night. The Kielbasa didn't last long enough! Rave reviews from everyone...the sausage melted in your mouth! Fantastic!!!
I made this for a work potluck and everyone really liked it.
We really enjoyed this. I did as other reviewers recommended and cut the brown sugar to 1/2 cup. The only other thing I 'changed' was to not add the hot sauce. The kielbasa was so tender. I served it over rotelle and it was very filling.
I was really surprised that everyone in my family loved this....sometimes I'll make things that look good to me but everyone complains - I followed the review in which the reader added applesauce and apple cider....I also added chopped onions....definitely good!
Awesome!!!! I use 2 lbs. of Kielbasa and there was plenty of sauce. Everyone asked for the recipe. Thanks!!!
This was very tasty! I didn't even use the crock pot I threw them together in a pot and they were ready in like 30 min tops:)
Fantastic dish!!! I made it for international food day in my world class. It made the whole hallway smell AMAZING and everyone loved it, thankyou!!!
Made this for my Chrismukka party and it was the first thing to disappear off the buffet table! I followed the recipe as is except I increased the kielbasa (I used turkey kielbasa) to 2 pounds and there was still so much sauce left over. Used only 1 tsp Tabasco. Making it again tonight for supper!
This is a great recipe. would be a 5 however there was a lot of onions, next time i will cut it by half. I cooked it for 2 hours on high, had to let it sit for a minute to thicken. I also served it over biscuits and rice! Great flavor. Will make again.
This recipe wasn't ketchupy at all. I followed the recipe exactly. My husband loved it...ate all of it so I couldn't eat it for leftovers today...almost cried. This will be going down in my recipe box and will become part of our "dinner rotation" for sure!
I brought this to a pot luck luncheon which themed soups and stews- all around winter comfort foods. These bites were well received - they complimented the other offerings. Easy to prepare. Easy to place it all in the crockpot and serve when everyone else is ready. The sauce is very pretty too. I will increase the spicier ingredients next time. (for my own taste) I used a very heavy hand with this first preparation -but this recipe can easily handle it. I tripled the recipe for this luncheon and my crockpot could have still accommodated another sausage maybe two. I would not increase the sauce though. The sauce thins as it cooks through the day with the lid on.
very good recipe, the longer it cooks the more flavorable the meat is.
This is a great recipe for a large number of people. I just use 2 cups ketchup. I usually make it with 2 packages of Kielbasa. I also add Red and Green bell pepper and a can of drained chunk pineapple and serve over steamed Jasmine rice. Sometimes with more people, we will make one crock pot of Kielbasa and one crock pot with Chicken breasts. Another variation is I throw everything into the crock pot stir it up and let it cook. No stovetop necessary.
It was delicious. Lot of sauce, so add more kielbasa and I used red wine vinegar because I didn't have any cider vinegar. I used the extra sauce over Zita.
It was okay after I changed it around a lot. For instance, I used about half the amount of ketchup called for and about half of the vinegar. I also gave it a couple of dashes of BBQ sauce. Otherwise it would have been completely inedible...just a ton of ketchup over some sausage. After I altered it a lot, my kids thought it was okay, and my husband loved it. It's okay to base off of, but it needs a LOT of adjusting.
Oh my.. just fantastic. I only used 1tsp of the hot pepper sauce because I am not a fan of "hot" stuff, other than that I followed directions exactly. So very very good. Kept sampling all day while cooking. I will make it again for sure.
This recipe is fabulous. I didn't follow the amount of ingredients to a "T", but kinda went with my gut. I think i added a little more Brown sugar, and a little extra hot sauce. They are sweet at first, but have a little kick to them in the end. FABULOUS! Will be making these again!
Amazing! I added pineapple and orange peppers. Great recipe!
I made this recipe for a christmas luncheon at work and everyone loved it. Very tasty and easy !!
I made this for a party that I went to. I am always hesitant to bring something I have never made before, but this was a hit.I did read the reviews and the only thing I did change was by using less ketchup and adding pineappple tidbits. It was one of the last dishes brought in and one of the first ones to be emptied. thank you.
This is a great recipe, the only changes I made was 1/2 the ketchup and 1/2 the brown sugar, doubled the hot sauce, added 3 cloves of garlic, and some green bell pepper. This is wonderful for dinner over pasta with a salad, or just sit it out on game day! Thanks for a great new way to make kielbasa!
This may go up to a 3 if it reheats well...I was expecting more. I used a 7 blend high quality brown rice, and the sauce works wonderfully with that. However, I don't think the sauce matches the kielbasa very well. I used polish kielbasa, so maybe that was an issue. This was edible and not horrible, and it might be really good with a different kind of meat. Probably won't make again.
Terrific dish! "the best" is exactly what it is. thank you from Mel
this is one meal my family loves
Everytime I make this there is always a ton of sauce left over. I started doubling the kielbasa and now it's perfect!
This made the skinless (YUK!) kielbasa my husband bought palatable. It was great with brown minute rice made with a chicken boullion cube, dried parsley and a shake of Molly McButter. Looking forward to eating the leftovers!
Wow, this is a delicious recipe! I made no changes to the recipe, except that I used almost 2 lbs. of kielbasa. This was served over rice and broccoli.
This was a yummy dish and easy to make!
Loved the flavor. I added a large can of sauerkraut to the slow cooker with the sausage & sauce, it turned out great.
My husband had several "samples" before I even put dinner on the table! Very easy, great flavor and easy to tweak ingredients if you are missing something. I served with brown rice and garden veggies. Thanks:) Would be awesome appetizer for football season!
My husband made this for dinner and it was so great! He made it with Turkey Keilbasa and it did not dry out, although it only cooked in the crock pot for 1.5-2 hrs on high. The second time I made it, it was for work. I didn't realize that the onions were suppose to be cooked before putting in the crock pot. I had no choice but to cook everything for 4 hrs, and by then the turkey keilbasa was a little on the dry side. I didn't think it was even half as good as when my honey made it. The people at work didn't seem to mind though. It was gone within the hour and it was a double batch. By the way...it smells so great when its cooking!!!
If your used to Kielbasa and sour krout the polish way this is not for you.
Unfortunately, we did not enjoy this recipe. Cider Vinegar does not belong.
I am shocked that anyone would think this recipe was anything other than FANTASTIC!! I loved it. I used pre-cooked Kielbasa. The brand I used was Ellliots. Elliots fully cooked Polska Kielbasa. It was mouthwatering!! I followed the recipe almost exactly, but added a half teaspoon more of spicy brown mustard. I plan on tripling this recipe and making it for my next church potluck!! The recipe was exceptionally easy and very flavorful. UPDATE: Because I used fully cooked Elliiots Kielbasa, this meal only needed two to three hours on LOW in the crockpot. My eleven year old daughter LOVED it and had seconds!! FABULOUS!!!
This was a big hit when I brought it to a work party. I did tweak the recipe slightly per other raters suggestions (i.e. used less ketchup and added some colorful peppers in addition to the onions).
Excellent! I used 8oz ketchup, omitted hot sauce and doubled kielbasa and added sweet peppers also. Served over jasmine rice. So delicious! It's a keeper!
Loved this. I used Healthy Choice Smoked Sausage, and three hours was just right for that (didn't want mushy meat).
Great recipe...very easy to put together. Only changes I made were due to what I had on hand: 28oz tomato sauce instead of ketchup soy sauce instead of worcestershire regular white vinegar instead of cider It's a great starter recipe..that like my changes above...you can modify to your liking or what you have on hand :)
As suggested by another reviewer, I made this as a main dish, added green pepper near the end, and served over rice. It was just ok... I would not eat it like this again. It would be much better served as an appetizer. If I made ti again, I'd probably use little smokies rather than kielbasa.
Wow - super simple and super yummy! Of course after reading all the previous reviews I made a few adjustments to the recipe: 2lb meat, 10oz ketchup (or 1 heaping cup), 1 large onion - sliced, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons mustard, 6 tablespoons butter and chopped garlic. I first cooked the meat with butter and garlic in slow-cooker on low for 30 minutes. Then added in onions along with ketchup, etc for 2 hrs, then for the last hour threw in sauerkraut (drained). Total duration 3.5 hrs and all in one pot. And everyone loved it.
This was so good! I will definitely make it again. Normally I don't eat Kielbasa, but the sauce was so good, my husband has asked me to do other meats like chicken or meatballs using this sauce.
i used a 15 ounce bottle of tabasco flavored ketchup, half the amount of brown sugar, half the amount of onion, only 2 tablespoons of the cider vinegar, added some jalapenos, used 2lbs of the little smoked sausages, and kept everything else the same. took this dish to a bbq at a friends and it was a hit!!
I was looking for a new recipe for kielbasa and I thought this would be good and easy. I was disappointed. It smelled great, but the sauce was way too tangy and did not taste right with the flavor of the sausage. I would not try this again.
A tad bit sweet to my liking, but overall - good!
my mom has been making this with her own recipe since i was little, i couldnt get a hold of her so i used this one! it was awsome, my husband loved it he couldnt get enough! i used turkey kielbasa instead of regular. also we always had pineapples and cherries in ours so i added 1/2 a 10oz jar marachino cherries and a 8oz can chunck pineapple. and a few tablespoons of each of their juices. i also put green bell pepper in it. very very good!
Thumbs up from my 2 year old, my husband and me! I cut the sauce by half and it was just right. I used smoked chicken apple sausage instead of kielbasa, because it was what I had. I also used balsamic vinegar, beacuse that is what I had. The sauce was delicious. And the sausage was leaner than kielbasa. Yummy!
I doubled this recipe and ended up with way too much sauce! The dish was excellent though. Next time will tweak back the sauce ingredients and add even more kielbasa! Good flavor!
I thought it was so so. Reviewers used this recipe for I a main dish so I tried it that way too serving the sausage over buttered noodles. I wouildn't serve it that way again. This recipe tasted similar to one for mini weenies as an appetizer that I like better. Far too tart for main dish.
I made two big mistakes with this recipe--coooked a little too long and used Turkey Polska Kielbasa--ick. I think you need the "full fat" version to get the right result--my sausage came out really dark and dry. The sauce, however, was really good. I'm sure if I used the right sausage this would be a real winner!
we did this recipe and used the servings for six ,but added another half on all ingredients makes plenty of sauce my wife suggested we use it as a sauce for our chicken legs after all the kielbasa was gone it came out awesome.
We really liked this. I also cut the amount of ketchup in half and there was plenty of sauce. I cooked it in the slow cooker on low for about 6 1/2 hours and that was to long. The sauce tasted a little burnt. Next time I will only cook it for about 4 hours. I taste tested it a that time and it was great. We put it over a bed of white rice and it was very good.
I didn't care for this. The ketchup is completely overpowering, even when reduced to 1/4 of what's called for. You might as well heat up the kielbasa, onions, and pepper and just squirt ketchup on it. That's what this tastes like. Would not recommend.
I also add meatballs to this recipe. Its a hit wherever I take it!
Great! The only modifications I made were to sub olive oil for butter and to do it completely on the stove top. I didn't simmer for hours and hours, only about 20 minutes and it came out fantastic! I served it over boiled/stewed potatoes (little more Polish than rice...hubby's Polish :) )
I used frozen Italian meatballs and everyone asked if they were homemade! Great sauce and generous portions.
I had never made kielbasa in the slow cooker before, but will be from now on. I did sear the sausage in the pan prior to cooking the onions, and would highly recommend you do as well. The char on the meat really added great flavor! I used sweet onions, and once they were browned, I deglazed with a splash of white wine and put it all into the slow cooker. As far as the sauce, I used this recipe as a base, and also added about a tablespoon of horseradish, salt, fresh ground black pepper, a pinch of red pepper flake, and a splash of JD Old No. 7. After about 4 hours in the cooker, all I can say is WOW! The most tender kielbasa I've ever had, and the most incredible sweet and tangy sauce with that caramelized onion. Oh yeah....we'll be having this again.
We enjoyed the wonderful flavor of this easy dish very very much. I took some of the other reviewers suggestions and added green bell pepper slices and extra hot sauce plus I used 1 1/2lbs. of keilbasa and served it over rice. You could use 2lbs. if you were to take this dish to a potluck event.
I used packaged jalepano sausage links, and this was awesome.. Great recipe.
Tasty.....I used almost 2lbs. of turkey kielbasa cut into coins, and cut the brown sugar in half. I did sautee my onion in a little evoo first and simmered on low in the crockpot for about 3 hours. Hubby liked it, but couldn't eat too much. I think this would be better as an appetizer rather than a meal. Will make again as an appetizer. Thanks!
Good recipe. The final product was tasty, although for my personal tastes some minor adjustments are needed. However, all in all, a good recipe that allows you to do something different with kielbasa. Thanks!
I used only 18-20 oz of ketchup
Made a trial run a few days ago with a half recipe, we all loved it. I'm making it again for our entire family Christmas Party and this will now be a staple for our gatherings.
Recipes like this is what I call easy and tasty, my husband loved it! I did use beef sausage and turkey kielbasa, as substitutes. Can't go wrong.
This was very good. Made just half the batch to try it out and can't wait to make it for a party next time! I'm sure it'll all be gone fast! If I don't eat it all first :)