Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Kielbasa – sliced kielbasa cooked in the crockpot in a delicious sweet and sour sauce. This is perfect over rice for an easy weeknight dinner or served by itself for a party snack!
Hi guys, I have the easiest recipe ever for you today.
My kids absolutely love this Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe and would happily eat it every night but I just haven’t been up to frying lately.
I was watching a vlog the other day and whoever I was watching mentioned Sweet and Sour Kielbasa and clearly I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
The great thing about this recipe is that, even though it’s a slow cooker recipe, it’s ready in 2 hours!
So if you’re an amazing procrastinator like me, you can still have dinner ready in time if you’re too lazy/tired/busy on Pinterest to put it in the slow cooker first thing in the morning. I actually put it in the slow cooker right before we left for soccer practice and by the time we got home, it was ready to go.
My boys went nuts over it. They ate all of it.
The entire recipe.
My two older boys were actually arguing over who was going to eat what was left on the baby’s plate (there was none).
This is such an easy recipe! You can have it in your slow cooker in literally minutes.
- Brown sugar
- Worcestershire sauce
- White vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Make sauce. Stir together ketchup, brown sugar, butter, onion, white vinegar, water, and salt and pepper in the bottom of the slow cooker
- Add kielbasa. Slice Kielbasa into bite-sized pieces and stir into sauce
- Cook. Cook on low for 2 hours or high for 1 hour
What Slow Cooker Should I Use?
I used my 6 quart slow cooker but I think this would also be fine in an 8 quart slow cooker. I don’t recommend going much smaller than 6.
I also like to use a programmable slow cooker for this one so that I can have it set to warm if I’m serving them at a party.
More Slow Cooker Kielbasa Recipes
- Slow Cooker Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa
- Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites
- Cheesy Potato and Kielbasa Casserole
- Kielbasa and Potato Breakfast Burritos
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Sweet and Sour Kielbasa
- 2 cups ketchup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 4 tablespoons white vinegar
- ½ cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound kielbasa
- Put ketchup, brown sugar, butter, onion, white vinegar, water, and salt and pepper in the bottom of a slow cooker. Stir until combined.
- Slice kielbasa into bite-sized pieces. Put in slow cooker and stir to coat with sauce.
- Cook on low for 2 hours or high for 1 hour.
- Serve hot, over rice if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 442Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 1670mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 11g
Wasn’t so great … it was like a hot dog with no bun … didn’t go good with rice at all
Do you have to use vinegar? or can you substitute it with water?
Kandi Ramey says
Do you really need the worcestershire sauce?
This recipe is super easy and soooo delicious!! Left overs ( if there’s any) are great!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!
C jenkind says
I made this and added pineapple. It turned out great.
Oooh, good idea with the pineapple! That sounds delicious!
What type of kielbasa did you use?
My grocery store only carries one kind – I believe it was made by Johnsonville or one of the other larger brands. :)
In the crock pot!!! Can you add pineapple? Or do you think that would jack up the flavor
Yeah, I think pineapple would be great in it! :)
I am planning to make this tonight… Can’t wait!! Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar?
Yeah, I don’t see why you couldn’t. :)
I’m gonna try to make it tonight, can’t wait!… Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar?
I just made this tonight. Excellent! Thank you so much for the recipe,
Yay, so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming back to let me know! :)
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
This is in my crock pot RIGHT now with little smokies!!! I’m crazy excited that I had all the ingredients! WINNING