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Sweet & Sour Sausage Recipe

Sweet & Sour Sausage Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Kerrismom User ID: 6951724 271769
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2017

"My daughter and I really enjoyed this, and my husband thought it was pretty good. It is a nice alternative way to prepare sausage . We served it with corn muffins instead of rice. I will definitely make it again."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 248025
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

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

- Theresa"

Potempa User ID: 1789758 192794
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!"

spraul User ID: 1280885 130768
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!"

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 211992
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

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

Lizzie4 User ID: 215787 107833
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."

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 192971
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"I really enjoyed it...very easy and quick to fix. :)"

foxy-babe User ID: 3357654 190570
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"This recipe is so easy to make and tastes wonderful."

littlemama4two User ID: 754844 191641
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"I made this for my family when the magazine 1st came to the house and they loved it. The only thing I would do differently is to add more of the sausage because there seemed a lot of sauce left over in the pan. I am making it as an appetizer to take tomorrow for the ladies Christmas party at church"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 148320
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"This was very good... More on the sweet side though - might add a little extra cider vinegar and soy sauce next time for more of a tang... It was also very easy to throw together on a weeknight so I will be making it again...

As for the comment below about it being bland and Asian - maybe that comment is for another recipe? Perhaps the Peanut chicken recipe that was next to this one in the magazine? Sweet and sour recipes aren't always Asian!!"

lennona User ID: 2509254 123019
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"This dish is great for quick, week night, fill up meal. This recipe will become a regular at my house."

foxy-babe User ID: 3357654 130755
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"This is so simple and tasted awesome. Simple enough for my 13 yr old to make also"

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 148318
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"This was really just too bland for us. We are fortunate enough to live near some excellent and authentic Asian restaurants in the Toronto area, so we'll stick with those. It is a simple meal to prepare, but it wasn't tasty enough to make again without major changes. We really wanted to like this, but it just wasn't on par with most other Simple & Delicious recipes."

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