Barbecue Kielbasa Recipe
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Barbecue Kielbasa Recipe

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In Canfield, Ohio, Gina Slaven serves this mouthwatering main dish with corn bread and green beans. "It can easily be tripled for potlucks." Gina notes. Serve the sweet sauce-covered sausage over hot cooked rice if time allows, or cut it into bite-size pieces for an appealing appetizer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 529 calories, 34 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 2052 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve over rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Barbecue Kielbasa in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p11

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"I made this as stated and then tasted it. It was too sweet for us, so I cut the sweetness with some vinegar and some red pepper flakes. It was perfect! Good economical recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015

"It ended up with strong hints of ketchup I couldn't shake, and the flavor was underwhelming. It actually took away from the yummy flavor of my kielbasa, which I fried to get a nice flavorful crmelization. The flavor was a little bland compared to most BBQ sauces. Won't make again."

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Entire family loved it! Easy Peasy!!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"A solid addition to any weeknight meal plan. This was easy to make and very good. I served it with peas and baked potatoes."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"My husband and I enjoyed this but kids would not eat it. They are so picky. It was really easy to make!"

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