Kielbasa, How to Cook Fresh Homemade Kielbasa

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Jezski

Should you make my Kielbasa, Homemade Kielbasa, Fresh Polish Sausage, Kielbasa, Homemade Kielbasa, Fresh Polish Sausage, this is a very good way to cook it. This is better even than simmering it in beer. Servings, of course, depend on the amount you are cooking! As to cooking time, remember, this is RAW pork; it requires sufficient cooking time.

Top Review by gschnedr

Love this recipe, especially with a few tweaks. First, substitute a good beer for the water. Use something malty and sweeter, without too much of the bitter hops. Wheat beers, sweet dark ales, and marzens (Oktoberfest) work particularly well. Second, you only need to gently simmer the Kielbasa for about 30 minutes. Then let it cool for a bit in the liquid. Finally, throw it on the grill on a low heat to lightly brown the outside. Your Kielbasa will be tender and flavorful inside, with a lightly crispy crust on the outside. One of our favorite recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If the kielbasa is frozen, thaw it a little. Place fresh kielbasa in pot with 1 quartered onion, several peppercorns, garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon marjoram (optional) and half a bay leaf. The addition of spices helps replace the seasoning that boils out during cooking.
  2. Add enough boiling water to cover.
  3. Cover and simmer on very LOW heat for about 50-60 minutes. Too rapid boiling may cause the sausage to burst. DO NOT prick sausages; they become dry. Let cool in cooking liquid.
  4. Sausage comes out moist and delicious, but not brown.
  5. Can be frozen after cooking. Wrap very well. Vac seal if you can.

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