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Sweet and Sour Kielbasa Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

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"Kielbasa sausage is bathed in a sweet and sour sauce for maximum flavor! This snack has been a hit at every party I've served it at."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a slow cooker set for low heat, mix the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, butter, onion, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper. Place the kielbasa sausage in the mixture. Cook 30 minutes, until the onions are soft, or as desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2006

I would give this 5 stars if it didn't say "crockpot", if you are gonna make this in 30 minutes (one hour is better), use a dutch oven or big skillet, cover, put it on low (not simmer) and you will be in kielbasa heaven, in an hour! I serve this with buttered noodles or rice. If you are using a slow cooker, do it in the morning, put it on low, it will be perfect in 5-6 hrs!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2003

I followed this recipe to a T, and it was just not at all what I expected. The ketchup was too overwhelming and that's just pretty much all I tasted. And the cooking time of thirty minutes in a slow cooker on low, was not enough time. I suggest cooking it for a bit longer.

Oct 07, 2007

As far as good, easy recipes go, it's hard to top this one - after a few changes. I find the sauce way too sweet as is. I add extra Worcestershire and lemon juice. I also add a few spoonfuls of minced garlic. This recipe makes plenty of sauce for 2 pounds of kielbasa.

Jan 25, 2007

YUMMY!!! I used about 4 tbs. butter and 2 Tbs. of vinegar instead of the lemon juice. WOW!!! This smelled fantastic. Towards the end, I couldn't help myself and dipped chunks of bread in the sauce. Served over rice and had a salad to go with it. WONDERFUL!!

May 21, 2006

I found that if you don't have lemon juice, you can substitue with vinegar. 1 teaspoon of lemon juice = 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar. :) Hope that helps!

Jun 02, 2008

I added 2 tsp garlic powder, used only 3 TBSP butter, reduced the ketchup to 1 cup, used 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar in place of lemon juice, for the onions I used 2 slices of a vidalia 1/4 inch thick and spread the rings around the pan, and for the last 10 minutes of cooking time I added carrots (peeled and sliced at an angle to make ovals) and pre-cut broccoli both of which I had already steamed. I served this all over quick cook white rice and it was fantastic! There was a fight for who was getting the leftovers for lunch the next day!

Jul 18, 2008

I'll give this a 3-1/2 stars. A big, big waste of ketchup. Much, much, too much sauce. Or, another 1 to 2 pounds of kielbasa should be added.

Dec 06, 2012

Thank you for sharing this recipe and thank you to all the reviewers for your input! I sliced the kielbasa thinly and fried in a pan with a 1/3 cup of diced green pepper, a half cup of chopped onion and thinly sliced fresh garlic until the veggies were soft. I set this aside and began on the sauce. Following others advice, I used only 1 cup of ketchup, 2 tbsp of butter, omitted the water and added 1 cup of crushed pineapple with the juice. I also added a tbsp. of flour to thicken a bit. When the sauce was done, I added the kielbasa with veggies back in. Oh my! The taste is soooo good. I served on a bed of yellow rice. I was looking for a tasty way of adding zip to my kielbasa. Try this and you won't go wrong!


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  • Calories
  • 495 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.5 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 32.4 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 1718 mg
  • 69%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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