Made this using Reeds Ginger Brew, which is a very sweet, gingery ginger ale, and it turned out great! To those whose ginger ale did not reduce - a higher sugar content probably helps, and then you just have to boil off almost all of the water and carmelize the sugar, no matter how long that takes. (made this a second time with a different ginger ale, and the results were not as good, even though I simmered the liquid until it was almost gone). Using a higher temperature worked for me, as I kept an eye on the pan and stirred frequently. The kielbasa was glazed in thick ginger goodness! One thing I may try next time is reducing the ginger ale a little before adding the sausage slices, so they won't get overcooked. This is a great alternative to the ubiquitous bbq "party weenies" that always get brought to parties around here. Thanks!
This was great, I think. My DD and her BF ate them right out of the pan while they were cooling! I had only 1lb so I reduced the ginger ale in the sauce pan quite a bit before adding the kielbasa. They did get a beautiful glaze. The one I did taste was yummy! I will keep Vernors and kielbasa in the house just in case I need a quick and delicious appy. Thanks so much.
Thanks Elaine for such an easy delicious dish. The ginger ale added a light sweet flavor to the sausage, but was not overpowering. I may not have cooked the sauce long enough as it never turned into a thick glaze, but that did not seem to to affect the taste in any way. I will make these again at my next potluck. Thanks for the post. Made for PAC, 2011.
you can better believe when I saw this recipe, I said to myself; self this cannot be right!!! This was soooooooo different and luscious that I said to myself; "Holy Cow". Delightful delicious and different. Oops donot forget easy.
Thanks ElaineAnn from Pat Merwin
I made these for DH and my lunch today, along with some German Fried Potatoes. I used 1/2 lb. smoked sausage and 3 oz. of the ginger ale.
I agree that it adds a subtle sweetness, which was just perfect, as I am not a fan of really sweet glazes. This is so simple and just 2 ingredients, love it!!! Made for your win in the football pool.
It certainly doesn't get any easier than this! The guests at my New Years eve party loved this quick and easy appetizer. The ginger ale gave the kielbasa a subtle sweetness unlike some glazes that tend to be too sweet. I used a low-fat chicken kielbasa and it worked well for this recipe. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper!!
*Made for 2010 Football Pool*
Wow, so simple. Was a hit at the New Years eve get together. I served these tasty bites with two types of mustard. Spicy whole grain and cranberry mustard. Made for your win football Pool 2010 week 16.
great football food. Love the ginger ale and would never had thought to use it on keilbasa! Made for football pool week 3, 2010
This was good, but the ginger ale didn't reduce down to a syrup even after 40 minutes of simmering. It did lose some of the liquid, so I wonder if it was the kind of ginger ale I used (Jamaican, all natural)? I'll try it again and repost if I get better results next time.
Simple simple and delish! This was wonderful. Made for a quick appey - gone gone gone! Will definitely make again. Thanks!