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Kielbasa Made Easy Recipe
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Kielbasa Made Easy

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"This easy, delicious recipe is great for barbeques and parties. The kielbasa is soaked in a wonderfully sweet and tart marinade. The longer it simmers the better!"

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Brown the kielbasa in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Place the browned kielbasa, cranberry sauce and barbeque sauce in a slow cooker set on low. Allow the mixture to simmer at least 1 hour before serving warm.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2003

Such an easy recipe and went over great at our church XMAS fellowship. I used 3 lbs. kielbasa instead of 2 and it was wonderful. Just for reference, 3 lbs. made about 100 bite size pieces. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 31, 2009

Gosh, I don't know how to rate this. The bbq sauce ruled the taste but I guess that's what you get with bbq sauce. I served this over white rice after letting it sit in the crock pot for 4 hours and everyone enjoyed it. I said I wasn't going to make this again but I think I might, with a different bbq sauce.

Jul 15, 2004

Couldn't be easier to make--although I would used 1 can of cranberry sauce next time, instead of two. Everyone loved them.

Dec 17, 2003

Very easy. I halved the recipe and made it in the crock pot on low for a couple of hours. Previous review was on the money, the longer it cooks the better it tastes. I suggest 4-6 hours on low in Crock pot. I used a brown sugar BBQ sauce -came a little more sweet than I thought it would but that was my fault in choosing the BBQ sauce.

Dec 27, 2008

This got RAVE reviews at the party I took it to. I used 2 lbs turkey kielbasa- 1 can of regular cranberry sauce, 1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce- and a few shakes of chipolte tabasco. It was really good- really easy- and pretty good in terms of Weight Watchers points. Thanks!

Nov 08, 2010

I made this for my son's 18th birthday were I had 25 hungry teens to feed. Tripled the recipe and there was not even a drop of the sauce left. Served it with New England style buns(Top Split) with coleslaw, sauerkraut and curly fries for sides. Even the girls were wolfing this down! I've already been asked to make this for several graduation parties this spring. I simmered it for 1 hour before the kids arrived and left it on low as the party progressed (about another 2 hours). The next day three of the other moms called to ask for the recipe! Made a smaller version the next week at the request of the rest of the family and again not a drop was left . It is seldom that I find a recipe that I don't have to adjust other than for quantity but this is one. This is definately one that I will be using for years to come at all types of gatherings and for "just us" meals.

Jul 23, 2003

Took this to the office Christmas party and it went over real well. I thought it was pretty good.

Feb 25, 2005

This was so good and so easy! I made it for a Superbowl party and it was a big hit! Like the description says, the longer it simmers, the better! I let mine cook for about 3 hours and they tasted great! Will definitely make again!


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  • Calories
  • 323 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 936 mg
  • 37%

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

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