Sweet & Sour Sausage Recipe
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Sweet & Sour Sausage Recipe

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Get dinner on the table in no time with this yummy twist on sweet and sour using smoked sausage. “We always keep Polish sausage in the freezer for this fast-fixing meal on busy nights.”—Carol Matthews, Lima, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 557 calories, 34g fat (11g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1216mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice; set pineapple aside. In a small bowl, combine the preserves, cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and reserved juice.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the sausage, onion and pepper in oil until vegetables are tender. Add sauce mixture and pineapple. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet & Sour Sausage in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p35

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Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"So delicious! I recommend brown rice. Very economical.

- Theresa"

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"This was a quick and easy recipe. Great flavor! I added yellow squash and used fresh pineapple. Would definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014 Edited Feb. 15, 2015

"Love this recipe. Quick, easy, and yummy!

An added bonus is that it's a great recipe to prep in advance. I chop the meat & veggies, mix up the sauce, and cook the rice. Then, it's super quick to cook the meat & veggies, add the sauce and reheat the rice - dinner is ready in minutes!"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"This was very good I made it with chicken instead but it was still good."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"Great Meal. As I read over a recipe I think of what else would taste good. Firstly I did not use Polish Sausage but Bratwurst type of sausage(as I did not have polish sausage on hand). Added a bit of grated ginger to give some zip. Great flavour."

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