I love super easy recipes! I especially love crock pot recipes that only take a few minutes and feed a crowd. These Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa are perfect for a crowd or family dinner!
If you are hosting a football party or well any get together this recipe is for you! I made it for dinner and John walked in the door and instantly headed for the crockpot. This is one of those recipes that makes your house smell ah-mazing and everyone wants to dive in as soon as they walk in the door.
Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa
We love cooking with Kielbasa in the crockpot and on the barbecue. We made this list of Kielbasa Recipes to help make it easier to find more recipes you will love. From appetizers to entrees there is a Kielbasa Recipe for everyone!
What ingredients are needed to make Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa?
- Light brown sugar
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Creole mustard
- Hot sauce
Crockpot - We suggest using a crockpot that has a digital timer that automatically switches the slow cooker to warm after a set amount of time. This helps make sure your dinner cooks perfectly and you don't have to stress about what time it is going to be done.
The Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa can be served in a bowl with toothpicks on the side or individually on a plate. These kielbasas are a bit sticky and have quite a bit of sauce. I would make sure you have extra napkins available near them. I had to spray and wash John's shirt after he lost control of a piece and it rolled down the front of his shirt.
I hope you enjoy the Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa. Let us know if you try the recipe in the comments below.
What are your favorite crockpot recipes?
Great Crockpot Appetizers
If you love Crockpot Appetizers make sure and check out these other great recipes
Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Crockpot Bourbon Bacon Meatballs
Crockpot Barbecue Beer Kielbasa
This recipe is featured in our Game Day Appetizers.
Do you love recipes? Check out our copy cat recipes, dessert recipes, and our Crock Pot Recipes.
Follow Tammilee Tips on MSN, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for all of our recipe posts.
Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa Recipe
- 2 cups Ketchup
- ½ cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 teaspoon Creole mustard
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 Onion medium , finely chopped
- ½ cup Bourbon
- 2 lbs kielbasa cut into ½ inch rounds
- Combine all ingredients in the crock pot
- Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, until sausage is hot
Recipe originally shared on September 26, 2013. Updated on May 6, 2020
Hi! I first tried this about six months ago, and now I make it every week - it's that good, and that easy!! Thanks so much for sharing. <3
please make your recipes easier to print! Hate printing out all of that advertising!
Sue, I will def see what I can do to make it easier to print recipes. Thank you for letting me know.
It looks like your kilbasa is browned? It looks kind of crispy. Did you brown i first?
The sauce looks similar to what I usually put on top of my meatloaf. I know I'm gonna love this!
If I'm allergic to mustard seed will it make that much of a difference to cut it from the recipe? Any suggested substitutions?
Thank you for the great idea! I made this for our crockpot lunch at work and everyone loved it (I work with all men, so anything with meat is usually a win). I used American Honey Bourbon, stone ground mustard (no creole mustard in my area), and used this sauce amount for 4lbs of kielbasa.
That is fantastic! I am so glad your office loved it!
If I don't want to use alcohol, what can I substitute for the alcohol? Would chicken stock work? More ketchup? Cider?
We made these for our church small group meeting about 2 weeks ago and loved them so much we're making them for Thanksgiving! Really great sauce; hubby can't wait to put some on his turkey.
I just made this for my sisters baby shower and it turned out great and everyone loved it. I was nervous to try this after I read a few bad reviews, but I loved it and will definitely make this again. I didn't have bourbon so I used sherry. Also, I personally like it when it is more of a glaze so I may cut the sauce in half next time.
Hi, is there another substitute for the mustard, cant find creole mustard here.. any ideas of a substitute??
Sadly, I have to agree. It wasn't good. I cringed when I thew it out and prayed my hubby didn't notice. I'm not sure what went wrong here.
So sorry the recipe was not to your liking.
Yes it is a myth that alcohol burns off during cooking. If you have any alcoholics or allergies to alcohol they should not have anything cooked in alcohol. My father is a recovering alcoholic. It's like giving a diabetic a large regular soft drink when they ordered diet. You could cause major problems. I'm a retired registered nurse that have spent many years working with alcoholics. It's not worth a little "flavor"!
Couldn't find creole mustard. Any ideas for a substitute ?
Stone mustard would probably work, it might not have the spicy kick but it should give it flavor.
I am pregnant and read the alcohol doesn't completely burn off. But I read u can replace it with 1 or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
These look amazing. Can I substitute a
Different kind of whiskey or does it have
To be bourbon?
I have not tried it with another type of whiskey but I am sure it wouldn't hurt it.
Jen and Suzanne,
When you cook with alcohol, the alcohol part of it dissipates within a few minutes, only the great flavor is left,
your guests will never know its in there unless you tell them, I would not skip it, it's where the flavor in this dish is but there's no REAL alcohol left after cooking this long, it's like the Jack Daniels sauce at TGI Fidays, if they didn't name it, you'd never know it was there...just thought you might ot know this, I've been cooking over 40 years.
It's actually a myth that ALL the alcohol cooks off. While most of it does, alcoholics and those that have medical conditions that cannot have alcohol should not have anything that contains any alcohol. It's not worth the risk to add some flavor.
I like that the sauce isn't just sweet on sweet. The mustard and hot sauce would help cut through the sugar and fattiness. This may come with me to an annual Christmas potluck. Thanks for sharing.
Is there any way to skip the bourbon and replace it with something non-alcoholic? I'm sure the flavor is amazing, but I have a few absolute non-drinkers to feed.
I think I'm going to try replacing it with cola. Should help with the color and carmelization like the bourbon would.
I made this without the bourbon and didn't replace it. It got plenty of compliments.
So glad everyone enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing!
These are awesome. Sliced them a but thinner and put them on Hawaiian Mini Sub Rolls! Can you say AWESOME!!! Thanks for the great recipe it will stay around for along time at my house. Can not wait for the next potluck at work!
What kind of hot sauce do you recommend using??