After taking the day off from cooking yesterday and preparing for an exciting evening of trick-or-treating with my kids, I was anxious to get back to the kitchen today. I was in the mood for some finger foods, perfect for sitting around and watching ghost story marathons. One recipe that had been calling my name for a while was this one for Berry Good Kielbasa from Gooseberry Patch's Autumn with Family and Friends, copyright 2009. Plus, the name Berry Good Kielbasa made me think of Frankenberry - perfect for Halloween!
Berry Good Kielbasa
3 16-oz. pkgs. Kielbasa, sliced into bite-size pieces
32-oz. jar strawberry preserves
Place Kielbasa in a slow cooker and pour preserves on top, no stirring is needed. Cover and cook on low setting for 4 to 5 hours. Makes 12 to 18 servings.
You've got to love a recipe that only has two ingredients. I decided that I wanted to use my mini crock pot today so I decided to make 1/3 of the recipe. It was a good amount for my husband and me.
I cut the sausage into bite-sized pieces and added about one cup of the strawberry preserves.
I cooked it on low for four to five hours.
This was surprisingly good. It did not taste like strawberries, just a sweet sauce. It would definitely be an appetizer that I will cook again. I have to admit that it's sometimes hard for me to cook a recipe "as is". I'm always trying to find ways to improve it. The only improvement that I would want to make to these would be to add some saltiness, maybe through soy sauce or some type of mustard. I will ponder this and update when I complete my experiment. But, I do hope that you'll try them. Until then, try them and enjoy!