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Sweet ‘n’ Sour Sausage

Carrots, green pepper and pineapple lend gorgeous color to this slow-cooked sausage supper from Barbara Schutz of Pandora, Ohio. "Serve this combination stir-fry style over rice or chow mein noodles," she suggests.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, sliced
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh baby carrots, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked rice or chow mein noodles


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into sausage mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 250 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 869mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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  • AllisonO
    Jan 3, 2020

    Incredibly easy and delicious! It's a fantastic substitute for take-out. I made the recipe on the stovetop rather than in the slow cooker and it turned out beautifully in just about 30 minutes. I recommend using hot water for the cornstarch slurry. Once added to the meat and veggie mixture, it thickens the sauce almost immediately.

  • Linda
    May 18, 2019

    One of my absolute favorite Taste of Home recipes. I have prepared it with both Kielbasa and Polish sausage and it's great either way. I leave out the soy due to allergies, and the cornstarch mix at the end as well, and I don't miss either. It's great with either rice or chow mein noodles, or both combined. I have it cooking in the crock as I write. Can't wait for dinner.

  • dschultz01
    Mar 26, 2018

    Pretty good, and was quick to throw together.