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Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites

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Take dinner up a notch with these Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites! You’ll love every bite you take of these bites.

Kielbasa is a Polish sausage usually smoked and can be pretty fatty. It’s delicious though, especially when cooked in a slow cooker! This recipe will show you how to make Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites in your slow cooker. They’re perfect for an appetizer or main course!

slow cooker kielbasa bites on a toothpick

What are Kielbasa bites?

Kielbasa bites are bite-sized pieces of kielbasa cooked in a slow cooker. They’re usually served as an appetizer or can be made for the main course.

Ingredients for Kielbasa bites

  • Kielbasa – You can find this type of sausage in the refrigerated section of the grocery store
  • BBQ sauce – To make this Kielbasa crock pot recipe, make your BBQ sauce or buy your favorite from the store.
  • Maple syrup – These bites will need to be partially sweet, so the maple syrup is a welcome addition to the ingredient list.
  • Brown sugar – A little brown sugar goes a long way in this recipe!
  • Chili powder – For a tad bit of spiciness in this recipe, you’ll want to add chili powder!

How to make kielbasa in the slow cooker

  • Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cut Kielbasa into bite size pieces and add to slow cooker.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, and chili powder. Pour over kielbasa and toss to combine.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 4-5 hours.
  • Serve as an appetizer or over rice for dinner. Enjoy!

Variation Options for Kielbasa in BBQ Sauce

While this recipe is fabulous as is, there are a few ways that you can change it up to suit your taste better.

  • Tang, here we come! – If you want to add a little tang to your kielbasa bites, consider adding some mustard to the BBQ sauce mixture.
  • A little honey – You could also use honey in place of the maple syrup if you want.
  • Add in a bit of garlic – If you’re a fan of garlic, consider adding a clove or two to the slow cooker before cooking the kielbasa.
  • Extra flavor with onion – You could add a diced onion to the slow cooker for some different flavors.

These variations are all excellent options that would be delicious in this recipe!

bowl of slow cooker kielbasa bites

How to Store Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites

These kielbasa bites can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. If you want to keep them for longer, you can freeze them for up to two months. Just make sure to thaw them overnight in the fridge before reheating.

FAQs for Making This Kielbasa Appetizer

How do you cook kielbasa in the slow cooker?

It’s pretty easy! Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir until everything is evenly mixed. Then, set the timer for 4-6 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high. Once the timer goes off, your kielbasa bites will be ready to serve!

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time. It’s best if you do because the flavors will have more time to meld together. Simply follow the instructions up until the point where you would add the kielbasa to the slow cooker. Then, cover and refrigerate the mixture until you’re ready to cook it. When you’re ready to cook, add the kielbasa to the slow cooker and continue with the recipe as usual.

What should I serve with these kielbasa bites?

There are a few different things that you could serve with these kielbasa bites. Consider serving them with toothpicks or small forks if you’re doing them as an appetizer. They will go well with rice or potatoes if you’re serving them as a main course. You could also serve them with a side of vegetables.

Can I freeze kielbasa bites?

Yes, you can freeze kielbasa bites. They freeze pretty well! Simply place them in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to two months. When ready to eat them, simply thaw them overnight in the fridge and reheat them in the microwave or stove.

These Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites are the perfect appetizer or main course! They’re full of flavor and so simple to make. Just add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and let it do its thing. You’ll have delicious kielbasa bites that everyone will love!

close up photo of slow cooker kielbasa bites on toothpicks

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Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites

April King
Take dinner up a notch with these Easy Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites! You'll love every bite you take of these bites.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 13.5 oz. Kielbasa found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cut Kielbasa into bite size pieces and add to slow cooker.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, and chili powder. Pour over kielbasa and toss to combine.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 4-5 hours.
  • Serve as an appetizer or over rice for dinner. Enjoy!
Keyword Kielbasa Bites
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