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Old 02-24-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Kielbasa and beans in the crockpot

2 Hillshire farms polska kielbasa's any flavor or the light version cut into 1 inch slices
1 large can bush's vegeterian baked beans
1 can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
1 medium onion sliced thin
3 tbsp ketchup
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp mustard (I used dijon because that's all I had but any mustard would work)
combine all ingredients in the crockpot, stir well. Set on high for 3-4 hours.

I made this today and we had it for dinner. It was delicious and the Kielbasa was so tender. A definate keeper in my book.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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Can I be honest? This variation of wieners and beans in the slow cooker does not really sound all that good to me. The thing that makes a hillshire kielbasa better than a Hillshire weiner is its strong flavor and crunchy/snappy texture, both of which are under attack by the cat food maker.

I think you would enjoy those same ingredients more if you made the beans in the cooker according to your recipe and grilled (or broiled) the kielbasa and served it next to the beans.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Can I be honest? This variation of wieners and beans in the slow cooker does not really sound all that good to me. The thing that makes a hillshire kielbasa better than a Hillshire weiner is its strong flavor and crunchy/snappy texture, both of which are under attack by the cat food maker.

I think you would enjoy those same ingredients more if you made the beans in the cooker according to your recipe and grilled (or broiled) the kielbasa and served it next to the beans.
I have had it both ways but I actually like it better done is the crockpot.I used hillshire kielbasa not weiners, I am 1/4 polish ya know LOL. I plan on buying homemade Kielbasa from a polish deli in my area called PolMart. Very popular among polish and slavic residents.I do like the crunchy texture and snap of the kielbasa grilled however DH liked it this way alot better. Thanks for thye input though. Reminds me of a nathan's hot dog with that crunchy snap that I love so much. Now I am craving one
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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I have had it both ways but I actually like it better done is the crockpot.I used hillshire kielbasa not weiners, I am 1/4 polish ya know LOL. I plan on buying homemade Kielbasa from a polish deli in my area called PolMart. Very popular among polish and slavic residents.I do like the crunchy texture and snap of the kielbasa grilled however DH liked it this way alot better. Thanks for thye input though. Reminds me of a nathan's hot dog with that crunchy snap that I love so much. Now I am craving one
I was in NYC yesterday and had two hours to kill before my plane and am still kicking myself for not running down to Nathan's for a hot dog.

I am two minutes to going to my butcher where they make about 75 different sausages in house, including 5 or 10 fresh pork (my favorites). Of course, they call their kielbasa a Mett, but they are just as good.

I think there is nothing like getting a dozen Hillshire Farms kielbasa loops and charcoal grilling over a hot fire just until they are blackened and split open and putting them in a serving pan with a knife so people can choose their own size and shape. A few dozen bakery hot dog buns, a pot of sauteed onion and pepper compote, and every kind of mustard and relish I have and a cooler full of cold beverages.

I also like getting every variety of fresh pork sausage and mixing them up and grilling and offering them the same way. Surprise!
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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MMMM you are making me hungry
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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Sauerkraut.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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I've done it with kielbasa, brown sugar, mustard, sliced sweet onions, and a bottle of dark beer. You can either slowly cook on the stove top, or crock pot for a couple of hours. A whole day of crockpot cooking will mess with the texture of the kielbasa and waterlog it, so I don't recommend it, but a shorter cycle works fine.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I've done it with kielbasa, brown sugar, mustard, sliced sweet onions, and a bottle of dark beer. You can either slowly cook on the stove top, or crock pot for a couple of hours. A whole day of crockpot cooking will mess with the texture of the kielbasa and waterlog it, so I don't recommend it, but a shorter cycle works fine.
yeah I only cooked it 3 hours even though the recipe said 5.
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