Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Kielbasa Bites

This is a recipe that’s so simple, I hesitate to even call it a recipe. See, it’s just three ingredients (four if you want yours to have a little kick) that get heated up together into one glorious combination. So instead, think of it as a suggestion of what to serve at your next party… a suggestion you should definitely take.

There is little more to do here than slice up some kielbasa, but the end result is so delicious that you would have been willing to do so much more to achieve that flavor. Those little bites of kielbasa are simmered in a sticky-sweet sauce that’s the perfect contrast to their smokiness. They’re an ideal poppable snack or app, and they couldn’t be easier.


2 lbs Kielbasa, sliced into bite-sized pieces
3/4 cup cola
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)


Add ingredients to a 3-qt slow cooker and stir to combine.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Note: To prepare on the stovetop, combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 15-30 minutes.

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