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How to Cook Kielbasa

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author image Darla Ferrara
Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.
How to Cook Kielbasa
Cut up kielbasa can also be fried in a pan with a bit of oil until browned. Photo Credit budgaugh/iStock/Getty Images

Kielbasa, or Polish sausage, is a mixture of ground meat and spices secured in hog casings that is cured and smoked. The sausage's key ingredients include pork, beef, garlic and marjoram spice. Cooking a kielbasa ring can be done in a number of ways, depending on your preference. For those with time restraints, a slow-cooker recipe may work, but even when using the oven or stove top, cooking your kielbasa should take less than an hour.

Stove Top

Step 1

Place the kielbasa into a saucepan and cover it with water.

Step 2

Set the pan onto a burner turned to medium heat.

Step 3

Allow the water to come to a boil and then reduce the heat.

Step 4

Cover the pan with a lid and simmer the kielbasa on the stove for 25 to 30 minutes. Drain the water and transfer the sausage to a serving dish.

Oven-Baked

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Spray a baking pan with a light coat of vegetable oil and place the kielbasa inside. Set it in the hot oven.

Step 3

Bake the sausage for 15 to 20 minutes. When the skin of the kielbasa swells and starts to split, remove the pan from the oven and serve.

Slow-Cooker

Step 1

Pour one can of sauerkraut into a slow-cooker.

Step 2

Fill the sauerkraut can with water and add it to the pot as well.

Step 3

Lay the Polish sausage ring on top of the sauerkraut and cover the pot.

Step 4

Set the temperature of the slow-cooker to "Low" and slow cook the kielbasa in the sauerkraut for eight to 10 hours.

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