I finally did it. I found a recipe on Pinterest, and I actually made it. Well, sort-of. I’m not really that girl. Maybe I’m rebellious…what can I say? I like to do things my way. (Okay…if you know me, you know I’m not rebellious in the slightest. I like structure. I like discipline. I like obedience. Cooking and crafts are pretty much my only exceptions!)
Several months ago I found this great Stovetop Apple Kielbasa recipe from Linda Larsen, an About.com Guide. The recipe originated with a slow cooker recipe and was meant to be an appetizer. So I changed it. Just slightly, but I did it. (I’m a rebel.) What it turned into was my Quick Apple Turkey Kielbasa. And it’s great stuff.
Here is the delectable mixture simmering on the stove. I don’t have any pictures of the ingredients or the “prep-work” because there really isn’t any! This Quick Apple Turkey Kielbasa Recipe is only 5 ingredients and only takes about 20 minutes total–if that. I do want to note, again, that I only slightly changed Linda Larsen’s Apple Kielbasa recipe. I wouldn’t have my great recipe without her great recipe. Mine is just tweaked. (Not to be confused with twirked. Miley Cyrus has nothing to do with this recipe.) Now to the recipe!
Quick Apple Turkey Kielbasa
Total Time: 20 Minutes Serves: 4
- 2 – 14 ounce packages of fully cooked turkey kielbasa (such as Butterball or Oscar Meyer)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup natural chunky applesauce
- 3 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
- 1/8 – 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Slice kielbasa into approximately 1/2 inch pieces.
- Combine kielbasa, brown sugar, applesauce, mustard, and garlic powder in a large saucepan and stir until ingredients are mixed and sausage is coated.
- Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer, stirring frequently to prevent sticking and scorching, until sausage is hot and glazed, or approximately 10-15 minutes.
Yes, it’s as delicious as it looks! My husband loved it and already asked for me to make it again. I do want to make a few notes about the changes I made to the original recipe.
- I used turkey kielbasa because I like it. It’s lighter and not as greasy. I could eat it straight from the package.
- The original recipe doesn’t specify using natural applesauce, so I got the regular, homestyle sweet and chunky stuff. Unfortunately, turkey sausage doesn’t have as strong/bold a flavor as regular sausage so it was a bit too sweet with the regular applesauce.
- I used spicy brown mustard instead of Dijon because, well, I like it.
- I used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic cloves because when I took my garlic out of the cabinet it was devoid of all moisture and basically would have been stringy dry pieces in the recipe and that’s just gross.
So as I always ask, what do you think?!?! Do you have any similar recipes? Or are there any Pinterest recipes that you’ve actually made? Share them with the rest of us!
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