Kielbasa Recipe: Kielbasa in Beer
Kielbasa cooked in beer
Kielbasa sausage recipes are all over the place. Kielbasa sausage (kielbasa means sausage in Polish) is originally from Poland but its become popular in the United States. It is also popular in other countries such as Lithuania. It's a spicy sausage made of pork and spices. It can be boiled, broiled, barbecued or baked. Actually kielbasa is only one type of Polish sausage though in America we mostly think of it as just kielbasa and when you buy it under that label it is pretty much the same.
According to http://komenskyskielbasi.com/kielbasi-history.html:
In Poland, kielbasa can be served with fried onions, and—in the form of small pieces, Kielbasa can be served hot, boiled, baked or grilled. It can be cooked in soups (such as biały barszcz , kapuśniak, or grochówka), baked or cooked with sauerkraut , or added to bean dishes, stews (notably bigos , the Polish national dish), and casseroles . Kielbasa is also very popular served cold as a coldcut on a platter, usually as an appetizer for traditional Polish parties.
Okay so now you know about kielbasa but that's not why you came to read this hub. You came to find the kielbasa cooked in beer recipe and so you shall. This is an easy recipe to prepare and total cook time is about one hour. Since I copied this recipe from the Internet long ago I'm not sure of the exact time...I use my own judgment and as you read the recipe you'll see why and how.
- 2 pkgs. kielbasa, Johnsville, Hillshire Famrs, or any brand
- 1 medium sized onion, more or less to taste
- 1 can beer, any kind will do
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, again, you can adjust to taste
Sliced kielbasa and onions
- First quarter onions and separate slices
- Cut kielbasa into chunk sized slices
- Brown kielbasa and onion together, turning to insure even browning
- Mix beer and brown sugar...use a container larger than the amount of beer as it will foam when the sugar is added
- When kielbasa is browned add beer and brown sugar mixture
- Cover and cook for ten minutes
- Uncover and cook for another ten minutes...you're ready to serve
- When you add the beer mixture if you'd like you can add cut-up potatoes as well.
Cooking kielbasaClick thumbnail to view full-size
Hints From Johnsonville.com
Delicious, premium cuts of pork are combined with Johnsonville’s blend of garlic and black pepper that is sure to make your traditional family favorite recipe even better!
- For freshness, keep refrigerated and use by the date stamped on the package. Opened packages should be consumed within 7 days, or freeze no longer than 30 days.
- Kielbasa is dairy free
- Kielbasa is made with gluten free products
- Pan frying kielbasa: Cut sausage into 1/2 inch slices and add to non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook 6-9 minutes, turning frequently.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and it's delicious results. Since I began preparing kielbasa this way my family won't eat it any other way. You can serve it over rice or potatoes or come up with your own combination!
Comments and/or suggestions are always welcome.
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