With just 3 ingredients, these Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites will be your favorite go-to appetizer for holidays, dinner parties, or snack time. WARNING: They are quite addictive.
I’ve been making these bites for years!
What started as a little experiment has now turned into a delicious recipe… er obsession.
Quite possibly, the recipe I make the most often when I have company over. My friends ask for Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites almost every time they come over my house and, even when I go over their house!
Yep, I’ve even made these in other people’s home.
The obsession is real.
My friends and I have been affectionately calling them coke sausage through the years. Ha!
This is why I always have kielbasa sausages on hand. They are an awesome appetizer and a quick bite to make when you have unexpected company.
Thankfully, they are SUPER easy to make and come together in no time.
And I mean, it’s only 3 ingredients!
The caramelization waiting time is really the hardest part of this recipe. Just be careful not to eat them too soon after you transfer them to a plate.
Sugar gets HOT.
They are definitely hard to resist but you don’t want to burn your mouth (speaking from experience here).
Also, please note, not all stoves are created equal. As I mentioned above, I’ve made these kielbasa bites before in other kitchens.
Sometimes it takes 10 minutes, other times it takes 35 minutes. You will have to eyeball the glaze to see when the brown sugar + coke mixture thicken. You know your stove better than I do.
Use your best judgement when making these.
From appetizers to simply having them served over rice for dinner, you can’t go wrong with these little bites!
I promise you will absolutely LOVE making them (and eating them too!).
I see these in your future!
You too are going to be making these over and over again.
I hope you make these and LOVE them!
3-ingredient Brown Sugar Glazed Kielbasa Bites
- 1 package kielbasa sausage thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup cola (6 ounces)
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- In a skillet, add sausage and brown over medium high heat for about 4-5 minutes. Pour cola and brown sugar into the skillet. Reduce heat to medium low.
- Stir and simmer anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes. (All stoves are different. On my stove, it takes about 30 minutes for these to caramelize. I've made these at friends' houses and it has taken 10 minutes. You have to eye ball it. You know your stove better than I do. What you're looking for is a thick, caramelized consistency so keep stirring until it becomes a thick glaze.)
- Once the cola and brown sugar mixture become a glaze over the sliced sausages, remove the skillet from the heat. Transfer sausages to a plate and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. The sausages will be VERY HOT, please be careful. Enjoy!
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