Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa

We are trying so hard to eat at home now instead of going out.  For the most part it's not a problem because all of us prefer eating at home - it's cheaper, faster and so much better for you.  Best of all is time spent together at the table towards the end of the meal and afterwards.  We have some of our best share times during those moments.

The one thing that I do miss is chinese food - I love it!  The problem I run into though is that Keith has never been a big fan of it.  So I was quite pleased to run across a Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa recipe during my internet travels.

I will confess that I used frozen egg rolls as I have not at all mastered making those myself.  That did just remind me though that when my kids were quite young I worked with a lady that did make her own and one Saturday a bunch of us met at her house to make egg rolls together.  Very delicious, but at least in my memory it was a lot of work!

The best thing about Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa is that it's made in the crockpot, which make meal prep a breeze.  We all agreed it's a bit too sweet for our taste, so the next time I make it I'll use less brown sugar, add sliced green peppers and probably at least a splash of soy sauce.  I think with a little fiddling around this will soon be one of our absolute favorite recipes - and straight from the recipe as is we did enjoy it.

Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa

2 lbs kielbasa sausage, sliced
1 cup packed brown sugar (I'll probably use only 1/2 cup next time)
1/3 cup spicy mustard
1/3 cup finely chopped onion

Combine brown sugar, mustard and onion in crockpot, stirring well to combine. Add the sliced kielbasa and stir well.  Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring occasionally (I did not stir mine until the end).

Serve over rice.

Check out more Crockpot recipes (and who couldn't use those?) at Crockpot Wednesday and other recipes at What's Cooking Wednesday.


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

This sounds really delicious!! Can't wait to try it and thanks for the reference to Crockpot Wednesday via Dining with Debbie's blog. Love & blessings from NC!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try this with hubby! Yummy!

grammy said...

Anything crockpot is a great idea. think I will try this (o:

Shan said...

I'm always on the look out for new crock pot recipes. Thanks for sharing this one.

valerie said...

This looks delicious!
I made egg rolls recently and they really aren't hard.
I thought they would be too.
You can buy the wraps in the produce dept. of the store.
I don't have a recipe, but just used shredded cabbage, chopped green onion, shrimp or chicken, mushrooms, a tiny bit of ground ginger & soy sauce. The soy sauce is the tricky part because if you get too much it can be really salty.
You scoop some of that on a wrap and fry it up. They are great! If I can do can.
My friend used to make them for her and her boyfriend and give me the other half. Now I have to do it by myself. :)