An absolutely fantastic recipe to start with -- modify to your own taste. I live in the Middle East and cannot get pork sausage -- Penrose stopped making their great sausages. This recipe was a great find. However, I can only get turkey kielbasa here -- no prob -- and it can be spiced up to your liking and favorite bar snack flavor. My friends love them and they go great with cold beer.
Modification for beer drinker's palette was such -- I have a two liter, old fashion mason jar with the rubber ring and metal lock:
3 lbs of Hilshire Farms Turkey Polska Kielbasa
1 small onion
eliminated the water
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
4 cups white vinegar
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 T pickling spice
4 cloves garlic
6 thai chilies - cut into 1/2 inch pieces
few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
2 Tablespoons salt
Thank you so much for posting your original recipe. It was a great find!
Found these lacking in the garlic flavor most pickled sausages have,will add lots of garlic to make this more appealing to us. Will also add some cayenne to make these a little more manley in flavor. 3 stars, needs work.
Exactly what I was looking for in a Pickled Sausage! These are SO good! Thank You!
This was just what I was looking for in a recipe for pickled sausage. I took the advice of some of the other reviewer and cut back on the brown sugar using just a 1/2 cup. I added a crushed clove of garlic into each quart jar and minced two cloves of garlic to the liquid. I made them yesterday and tested one this morning. These are better than anything I've had store bought. Thanks for a great basic recipe for pickled sausages.
So easy and simply delicious. I made two different batches (one with cocktail wieners and one with polish sausages). I added a whole dried hot pepper to each jar. So far, the sausages with the scotch bonnet pepper is my favorite but... it is only day three and they just keep getting better! More garlic would be a good variation too. Great recipe, Pot Scrubber.
I made this with cocktail sausages and found them to be a little soft in texture. I'm going to try it again with a different sausage.
I made these for DH and he loves them. I have made two jars so far. I use the little smokies and in the second jar, DH sliced a jalapeno in half and added that. THanks for a keeper in our house.
This is a great recipe. I make it for our Legion and everyone loves them. I am going to try adding garlic to them this time.
I use the cocktail wieners. These are great
Mmmmm Pot Scrubber these were wonderful. The only thing I did was to make half this recipe, all else was the same. I wanted to test them first before making too many. They were absolutely delicious. Sorry I didn't do full recipe. Think I will make some for my Dad for Christmas, he will love them. I used the Lil Smokies sausages. Worked out really well. Thanks again for the post.