Sweet 'n' Sour Polish Sausage Recipe

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Since my sister, Evelyn Brower, shared this recipe with me, I've made it for many gatherings. It can be cooked in a skillet, then transferred to a slow cooker to keep warm.
Recommended: 31 Meals in a Bowl
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 501 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 1439mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the sausage, onion, green pepper and celery in butter over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar and salt. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add juice to skillet; bring to a boil. Return sausage mixture to pan. Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in reserved pineapple; heat through. Serve over rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Sour Polish Sausage in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p14

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Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 228050
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"Definitely rates 5 stars. Perfect as is--no changes. Husband especially loved the sauce."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 71465
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"Good kid friendly dish. My 13 year old son prepared as directed. A nice change from regular sausage recipe. It is very sweet and the sauce is very thick. Great way for young chefs to begin following directions and knife skills."

TJKCW User ID: 7187579 71464
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"mt mom made it with polish kielbasa not polish sausage! but it still was awesome!!!

(because my mom made it and it's a good recipe!!!!!) i think the kielbasa is better than the sausage!$$:) YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS RECIPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:) :) :) :)"

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