Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs
The smokiness of the kielbasa is the perfect complement for the creamy smoothness of sweet potatoes and the brightness of the pineapple. A definite kid-pleaser and guy-pleaser.
- 3 lbs kielbasa
- 3 lbs sweet potatoes
- 2 (20 ounce) cans pineapple chunks
- 1 onion
- 1⁄2 cup teriyaki marinade (I recommend Mr. Yoshida's original flavor)
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1.5" chunks.
- Drain one can of pineapple.
- Peel and coarsely chop the onion.
- Cut the kielbasa into 2 inch pieces.
- Load into a 6qt crock pot sweet potatoes first, onions next, pineapple chunks and the juice from one can after that, then kielbasa on top.
- Pour Mr. Yoshida's evenly over the food.
- Cook for 3 hours on high and then another 3-4 hours on low.
I couldn't find any kielbasa, so I substituted chicken chorizo sausages, halving everything except the teriyaki marinade (I used Kikkoman) in a 3.5l slow cooker for 8 hours at low. It was quite good, but something was not quite right, though I couldn't pinpoint it. I suspect, as NC Gal found, Kikkoman teriyaki marinade is not for this recipe. I couldn't eat a lot of it, because it got a bit too much, but DH finished it all himself, within a day. I might try again with a different brand of teriyaki marinade, and different sausages. Very affordable and easy to make, for sure.
This didn't work too well for us. Followed the directions, but didn't have "Mr Yoshida's" teriyaki marinade, used Kikkoman teriyaki marinade instead. I expected it to taste a bit sweeter then it turned out. If I try this again, I might add 1/4 cup of brown sugar over the sweet potatoes, since we like them sweet tasting. I will say that the kielbasa was great! Just wish it was a little sweeter.
Since it is just my DH and myself at home now, i also reduced this recipe to 1 and 1/2 pks of kielbasa and 2 lg sweet potatoes, 1 can pineapple chunks and 1/4 c teriyaki marinade. Since I work nights, I put this in the crockpot (4 qt) when I got off work this morning and cooked on low for 7 1/2 hours while I slept. I think 5-6 hours would have been long enough, but still tasted very good.