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Barbecue Kielbasa

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 529 calories, 34g fat (13g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 2052mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • tamarapearson
    Sep 4, 2016

    Delicious and super simple.

  • angela32
    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
    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
    Jul 18, 2015

    Entire family loved it! Easy Peasy!!

  • dvierzen
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 7, 2014

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

  • VictoriaElaine
    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.