Island Kielbasa in a Slow Cooker Recipe -
Island Kielbasa in a Slow Cooker Recipe
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Island Kielbasa in a Slow Cooker

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"My mother gave this recipe to me and it is a big hit at parties and potlucks. You never have to bring home any leftovers!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place the sausage, ketchup, sugar and pineapple in the slow cooker and mix together.
  2. Cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours, until sausage is cooked through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 06, 2003

I added sliced carrots, onions and peppers to the recipe and cut the brown sugar in half. The sauce was great served over rice. I did thicken it a bit with corn starch and added a little vinegar for a nice sweet/sour taste. Next time I will try it with chicken instead of the kielbasa. Great recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2009

I'm not sure how to rate this recipe. The recipe is really good, the keilbasa tastes wonderful in this delectable sauce... but this shouldn't be cooked in a slowcooker. At the end of the 5 hours, I got sausage mush... which I should've expected because keilbasa is alreay cooked. Horrible in the slowcooker. Tried this again but heated the concoction up on the stove for a few minutes and it was delicious. Don't do this is a slow cooker!

Jan 25, 2003

This recipe is so easy! And the smell as it was cooking drove us all crazy! I did cut WAY down on the brown sugar, though, using only 3/4 cup. I also added 1/2 green pepper, chopped and 2 Tbls. dried minced onion. It made too much sauce for our use, BUT I saved the extra sauce and added it to some cocktail links on hand. My teenage boys loved that to snack on! Diane :-)

Jun 30, 2004

This was a nice suprise and fairly easy too. I used 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups ketchup, 1 cup applesauce, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar, and 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce. Very Good! Added pineapples a few hours after kielbasa.

Apr 30, 2007

This was fantastic! I would HIGHLY recommend starting with 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and adjusting to your taste. That is what I used and it was sweet. I also added some green pepper and onions which I left in rings which I believe heightened the flavors and added color as well. I served this over white rice as others suggested. Family loved it!!

Jun 05, 2003

I combined this recipe with Party Kielbasa (also on this site) because when I initially made the first recipe, I thought it would be great with pineapple added. When I found this recipe with the pineapple, I read the reviews and since so many others thought it was too sweet, I used the grape jelly from the first recipe instead. It definitely is better with the pineapple but I didn't really like the almost stewed pineapple. Next time, I would add towards the end of the cook time.

Jun 20, 2010

This dish is YUMMY! My daughter and husband both loved it! I served it with potatoes and corn. It is also very good served over white rice! The sauce was a bit too sweet though,so the next time I make it I will cut the amount of brown sugar down to one cup or maybe even less. I am anxious to take this to our next pot luck! I have to agree with some of the other reviews that the sausage does get mushy when cooked for the designated length of time. So I cut the cook time way down, just enough to get everything heated through.

Jan 13, 2004

I made this for a luncheon at work and everybody loved it. I did take the advice of others and cut down on the brown sugar and ketchup. Will definitely make again for a cocktail party. Not sure I'd want to eat it for a meal though.


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  • Calories
  • 866 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 107.5 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 41.6 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 2280 mg
  • 91%

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

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