Polish Appetizer

"This is a MUST at every holiday in our family. I suggest doubling the recipe...it always goes fast!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • In a medium sauce pan, combine all ingredients except kielbasa. Mix well, and cook over low heat until well balanced (clear and smooth).
  • Cut kielbasa into bite size pieces.
  • Add kielbasa and heat thoroughly.
  • Make sure heat is low, and cook for at least an hour until the sauce cooks down. The longer it cooks, the better.

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  1. Scoutie
    Well, since I am Polish, it figures I would love these! LOL I did like some other reviewers did and browned the saugage and drained the fat before adding to the other ingredients. Thanks for posting, L-Burden!
  2. lbandbuggy
    This is the best! When I first put everything together, I wasn't so sure, but after combining everything, I let it set on low in the crockpot. After about two hours, it smelled and tasted so good! My husband eats the leftovers (if there are any) with breakfast until it is gone. I have used apricot preserves and pineapple jam, and also the peach jam from recipe#11488, and they all have turned out great.
  3. Jill Shinsky
    This sounds good! I am Polish, too, and I make another version of the "crock pot kielbasa" where I use 4-5 lbs. of kielbasa, 4 jars of chili sauce, and 2-3 cups of brown sugar and that's it. It's amazing the stuff you can do with kielbasa!! I am anxious to try your version!
  4. MTDavids
    I somehow forgot to review this recipe after the dozen or so times we've made it. Very popular at our football parties. It is also very flexible. We usually add a couple teaspoons of hot sauce if we are using kielbasa. We also like using hot links once in awhile (without the hot sauce). Thanks for the great appetizer, L-Burden.
  5. littleturtle
    I let the sauce cook in the crockpot until it was smooth and clear, and then browned the sausage before adding it. I think this would be too sweet for me to eat a lot at once, but delicious in smaller amounts and very easy. I might try adding a little bit of red pepper or using a spicy sausage next time to counter some of the sweetness, but very good as is. Thanks for sharing.


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