This is an easy slow cooker recipe that is great to set and forget about until you're ready to eat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs 5 mins
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 pineapple, kielbasa sausage, and onions into the bottom of a slow cooker.

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  • Combine water and cornstarch in a bowl and whisk until smooth.

  • Whisk together reserved pineapple juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer; pour in cornstarch slurry. Whisk until well combined and thickened slightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker. Mix well to coat.

  • Cover and cook on High until kielbasa is cooked through, and mixture has thickened and reduced, 3 to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 54.6g; fat 20.7g; cholesterol 49.9mg; sodium 1168.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2019
4.24.19 Today I was trying to get ready for vacation, so it definitely was a slow cooker kind of day. I always use Hillshire Farms® Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage (healthier), which is already cooked, in place of kielbasa, so I knew this wouldn’t take 3-4 hours to cook. I used my slow cook feature on my Instant Pot® with the normal setting, checked at 1 hour, and it was good-to-go, really just needed to heat up. Bell pepper slices seemed like a natural with this recipe, so I did add some, and it just made more sense to me to use pineapple chunks rather than the rings. The sauce did thin out, so I used the saute feature on the pot and added another cornstarch slurry to reach the consistency I was looking for. Little on the sweet side for us (could just be personal taste), so I’ll cut back the amount of brown sugar next time. Nothing fancy here, we’d call it comfort food in this house, and we enjoyed it. Served with rice and a garnish of chopped cilantro for a pop of color. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2019
This recipe was okay. It would probably better not in a slow cooker. If I try this again I will make it I a pan. The crockpot made it easy but it was overly greasy and didn't hold the flavor of the pineapple well. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2019
4.24.19 Today I was trying to get ready for vacation, so it definitely was a slow cooker kind of day. I always use Hillshire Farms® Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage (healthier), which is already cooked, in place of kielbasa, so I knew this wouldn’t take 3-4 hours to cook. I used my slow cook feature on my Instant Pot® with the normal setting, checked at 1 hour, and it was good-to-go, really just needed to heat up. Bell pepper slices seemed like a natural with this recipe, so I did add some, and it just made more sense to me to use pineapple chunks rather than the rings. The sauce did thin out, so I used the saute feature on the pot and added another cornstarch slurry to reach the consistency I was looking for. Little on the sweet side for us (could just be personal taste), so I’ll cut back the amount of brown sugar next time. Nothing fancy here, we’d call it comfort food in this house, and we enjoyed it. Served with rice and a garnish of chopped cilantro for a pop of color. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2019
I'm not real big on sweeten foods, but this was good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2019
This recipe was okay. It would probably better not in a slow cooker. If I try this again I will make it I a pan. The crockpot made it easy but it was overly greasy and didn't hold the flavor of the pineapple well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2020
Loved it and will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2020
Although I used the listed ingredients I changed the cooking method to stove top. I will try this in my slow cooker later to see if it makes a taste difference but we did enjoy it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2019
Cooked it on top of stove because I was pressed for time. It was delicious! Served over rice. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2020
I took the recommendation of others and reduced the amount of sugar. My hubby said it was still a little too sweet. I'd make it again, but use even less than half the amount of sugar. I added broccoli and carrots and served over steamed brown rice. It was a nice dinner! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2020
This was a very tasty meal and easy to put together. I had reservations about the cooking time considering most Keilbasa you buy is pre-cooked. I ended up cooking it on high for an hour then reduced the temp to low for the remainder of the time. The one complaint I have was with the Rice vinegar and sugar. Other reviewers suggested cutting the sugar in half, which I did initially. However, there's also a lot of rice vinegar in this... and you need that much sugar to balance that much vinegar. if I do it again (and I probably will... I will cut both by a third. This is easy and tasty and makes great leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2020
Just a solid make, I love making this with my family on Sundays, we all come together after church to sit down and have a family mean. This suits perfectly as we have a discussion about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All of the ingredients come together in perfect harmony just like Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost who are all separate beings just like the foods used in this dish. I highly recommend this for a family dinner at any time Read More
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