Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Kielbasa

sausage with mustard
Spicy sausage bites. Jan Tyler / Getty Images
  • 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings

This sweet and spicy Polish sausage is a simple dish made with just four ingredients. Finely chopped onion, brown sugar, and mustard flavor this easy slow cooker sausage dish.

My thanks to Gaye for sharing the recipe. She suggests serving this kielbasa as an appetizer or as a dinner dish with potatoes or macaroni salad. I think it would be excellent with baked macaroni and cheese.

As an appetizer, serve it right from the slow cooker. Provide plates, napkins, and toothpicks for your guests, and watch them disappear! The recipe is easily scaled up for a large party. Take the sausages along to a tailgating party, crock pot and all.

This popular cocktail kielbasa with a tangy mustard sauce. The kielbasa is cooked in the slow cooker in an apple jelly and mustard sauce.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 pounds kielbasa or smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

How to Make It

In the crock pot, combine brown sugar, mustard, and onion; add the kielbasa and stir well to coat evenly.

Cover and cook on LOW for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Serve the sausage bites hot from the slow cooker.

Gaye's Note: Good as an appetizer, or serve with potato or macaroni salad, fresh veggies, and fruit.

Expert Tips

  • Add chunks of bell pepper to the sausage pieces.
  • Pineapple chunks or tidbits may be added to the sausage as well.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 655
    Total Fat 45 g
    Saturated Fat 15 g
    Unsaturated Fat 19 g
    Cholesterol 110 mg
    Sodium 1,719 mg
    Carbohydrates 45 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 19 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)