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
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

4 ounce-weight: 529 calories, 34g fat (13g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 2052mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g 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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tamarapearson User ID: 3272516 253666
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"Delicious and super simple."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 234899
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!"

Gwenhaven User ID: 6763162 231146
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."

twinkiedog User ID: 8053636 229748
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Entire family loved it! Easy Peasy!!"

dvierzen User ID: 7402990 121597
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."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 48346
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!"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 48160
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"My family loves this quick, easy meal. I use the full amount of sugar because my family loves sweet BBQ sauces."

KDS6 User ID: 6109367 61902
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"Excellent meal and something different for a change! Cut the onion back to a minimal amount so my picky eaters would give it a try and used the upper end of the sugar. It worked, they all ate it (and that is very unusual in my house). Served it over rice with green beans on the side. Will make it again!"

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 138048
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

"This was so good! I only used 1/3 cup sugar. We will definitely make this again."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 87929
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"I love how quick & easy this recipe is to make. I only used 1/3 cup of the brown sugar & it was perfect. I skipped the onions & served it with baked potatoes."

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