The Gingered Whisk: Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa

This is a fun little recipe I found on a scrap of paper. I'm not sure where it came from, since the scrap of paper has neither title nor source, or even directions for that matter. All that is written on it is a list of ingredients. If it weren't so specific it might have been a grocery list!

Its a quick and easy meal for during the week, and makes great leftovers! I personally think there was a little too much sauce, so next time I might cut it down a 1/3, or even a 1/2, but I'll let you be the judge of that.

Sweet and Sour Kielbasa (Random Scrap of Paper I found)

2 lbs Kielbasa, cut into 1" pieces
2 cups pineapple, chunked
1 onion, sliced
1 red and 1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil

In a large sautee pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
Add the onion slices and sear for a few minutes until they start to caramelize.
Add the pepper chunks and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften, about 3-5 minutes.
Add in the garlic and the sliced kielbasa and cook until the kielbasa is warm and starting to turn brown on the sides.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar.
Add the sauce and the pineapple to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened.
Serve with rice.


  1. Thanks, Jenni, this was really good! I added a jalapeno because I needed to use it up and I used crushed pineapple instead of chunk because that's all I had on hand. It reminded me a little of Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken ;) Can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! :) Jalapeno would be a great addition!

  2. Delicious dish I made yesterday! Easy and I enjoyed the combination of flavors! Yummy!!

  3. Made this for dinner tonight. It was pretty good although I used apple cider vinegar as that was all I had, I think I probably should have used a little less. Still very good.


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