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A Tropical Twist on Kielbasa: Sweet and Sour Symphony

Here is a super simple recipe that can be made ahead of time, refrigerated & reheated. It doubles/triples well and is a definite crowd pleaser. The sweet flavors of pineapple combined with the slightly sour mandarin orange create a tangy sauce your tastebuds will crave.

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Welcome back to my kitchen adventures! Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that’s as easy as it is delicious – a tropical twist on the classic kielbasa.

This dish combines the savory flavors of kielbasa with the sweet and tangy notes of pineapple and mandarin oranges, all brought together by the rich and zesty LaChoy Sweet-n-Sour Sauce.

What is LaChoy Sweet & Sour Sauce?

LaChoy Sweet & Sour Sauce is a commercially prepared sauce commonly used in Asian-style cuisine, especially in American-Chinese dishes.

It’s a blend of sweet and tangy flavors, typically incorporating ingredients like sugar, vinegar, and fruit juices, often with added seasonings and thickeners to enhance its taste and consistency.

This sauce is popular for its versatility and convenience, used in a variety of dishes ranging from stir-fries to dipping sauces for appetizers like egg rolls and chicken tenders.

Its sweet yet tart profile makes it a favorite for adding a quick and easy Asian-inspired twist to meals.

It’s a simple yet delightful meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights or when you just want something comforting and flavorful.


  • 1 bottle of LaChoy Sweet-n-Sour Sauce
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks, un-drained
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 pound kielbasa, cut into chunks


  1. Preparation: Begin by cutting your kielbasa into bite-sized chunks, ensuring they’re perfect for forkfuls of flavor.
  2. Combining Ingredients: In your trusty crock-pot, combine the bottle of LaChoy Sweet-n-Sour Sauce, the entire can of pineapple chunks (juice and all), and the drained mandarin oranges. Stir these together to start creating that tropical medley.
  3. Adding the Kielbasa: Next, add your kielbasa chunks to the mix. The meat will absorb the sweet and tangy flavors as it simmers, making each bite a delightful experience.
  4. Simmering to Perfection: Set your crock-pot to low or medium heat and let the mixture simmer for about 1-2 hours. This slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld beautifully. Alternatively, if you’re short on time, you can cook this on the stovetop, stirring occasionally, until everything is heated through and the kielbasa is cooked to your liking.
  5. Serving Suggestions: Once done, serve this delightful dish over a bed of fluffy rice or alongside some crusty bread. It’s a hearty, comforting meal that’s sure to please.

The Flavor Experience

What makes this dish truly stand out is the combination of sweet and sour flavors with the smokiness of the kielbasa. The pineapples add a juicy burst, while the mandarin oranges provide a subtle citrusy undertone. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make!

Perfect for Any Occasion

Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together, looking for a new weeknight dinner idea, or simply craving something different, this tropical twist on kielbasa is sure to hit the spot. It’s a fuss-free recipe that delivers on flavor and comfort.

So, there you have it – a simple, delicious recipe that brings a tropical flair to your dinner table. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out! Happy cooking!

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Sweet & Sour Kielbasa by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
This Sweet & Sour Kielbasa recipe is a simple, delicious blend of LaChoy sauce, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and kielbasa, cooked to perfection in a crock-pot.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course, Party, Potluck
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 490 kcal


  • Crockpot or slow cooker


  • 14 oz LaChoy Sweet-n-Sour Sauce
  • 15 oz pineapple chunks (un-drained)
  • 15 oz mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 1 pound kielbasa (sausage, cut into chunks)


  • Prepare Ingredients: Cut the kielbasa into bite-sized chunks. Open the cans of pineapple chunks and mandarin oranges, draining the oranges while keeping the pineapple juice.
    1 pound kielbasa
  • Combine in Crock-Pot: In a crock-pot, add the bottle of LaChoy Sweet-n-Sour Sauce, the entire can of pineapple chunks with juice, and the drained mandarin oranges. Stir gently to combine.
    14 oz LaChoy Sweet-n-Sour Sauce
    15 oz pineapple chunks
    15 oz mandarin oranges
  • Add Kielbasa: Place the kielbasa chunks into the crock-pot, ensuring they are submerged in the sauce.
  • Cook: Set the crock-pot to low or medium heat. Let the mixture simmer for 1-2 hours, until the kielbasa is cooked through and the flavors have melded together. Alternatively, this can be cooked on a stovetop over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Serve the sweet and sour kielbasa hot, ideally over a bed of rice or with a side of crusty bread.

Stove Top Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, bring just to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes.


Crockpot or slow cooker


Perfect as a main dish for a casual dinner or a unique addition to potlucks.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated, often tasting even better the next day.
Enjoy this easy and delicious blend of sweet, sour, and savory flavors!
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.


Serving: 1gCalories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 17gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 997mgPotassium: 577mgFiber: 3gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 777IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2mgNet Carbs: 30g
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