Whenever I’m going to a party, I always say “I’m bringing Kielbasa!” Knowing Kielbasa is Polish sausage, people look at me like I’m nuts, but they don’t have a clue what they’re in for. When I put the kielbasa out, it is gone in minutes.

I cook it a unique way to get this caramelized sizzle, which is a crowd pleaser every time. The secret? I cook it in Sprite.

Sizzlin' Kielbasa

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:30-40 minutes
  • Total Time:40 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 ring Kielbasa
  • 12 oz Sprite

Step 1

Slice a ring of Kielbasa like you would pepperoni, about a quarter inch thick.

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Photo courtesy of myjudythefoodie.com

Step 2

Place your slices of kielbasa in a frying pan.

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Step 3

Ignite stovetop on high heat.

Photo by Megan Peterson
Photo by Megan Peterson

Step 4

Pour a can of Sprite over the Kielbasa.

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Photo by Megan Peterson

Step 5

Adjust the heat to avoid splatter, allow the Kielbasa to cook in the Sprite, and stir occasionally. Sprite will caramelize about 25 minutes into cooking.

Photo by Megan Peterson
Photo by Megan Peterson

Step 6

Depending how well done you like your meat, continue to stir.

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Photo by Megan Peterson

Step 7

Transfer to a dish and have at it with toothpicks.

Photo by Megan Peterson
Photo by Megan Peterson