Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Better than it smelled (or looks)
--Kielbasa with Beer & Onions

Kielbasa with Beer & Onions
Cooking with Beer Copyright 2008

1/3 cup honey mustard I used some Dijon mixed with honey
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
18 ounces brown ale or beer I used 12 ounces
2 kielbasa sausages (16 ounces each), cut into 4-inch pieces I used Lite
2 onions, quartered

Combine honey mustard and brownsugar in Crock-Pot slow cooker. Whisk in ale. Add sausage pieces. Top with onions.

Cover; cook on Low 4 to 5 hours,stirring occasionally.

Okay, so this picture doesn't do this recipe justice but I thought it turned out really well. I wasn't so sure while it was cooking - the beer smell didn't do much for me. But it happened that the taste was great and the kielbasa was nice and tender. I didn't get any of the juice in the picture but there was plenty of it, so this would be great served with some crusty bread. I didn't have any crusty bread so I made some mashed potatoes.

I think this would be nice as party food too, for a casual party. It's good 'man food'.

This was one of those pamphlets from the supermarket checkout that I picked up. The prices are ridiculous on those ($3.99 for this little one I think) but sometimes I just need a fix.

Question of the Day: Do you ever throw parties? How often?


Heather said...

That looks good but I'm not sure I would have enjoyed the smell either... I would say the only real "parties" we have are for birthdays, or sometimes the Super Bowl or Halloween (just with family), but not every year. We used to have a backyard bbq for my husband's colleagues but haven't in years...

ThursdayNext said...

Oooo this recipe is good timing for Oktoberfest this week! When I had a bigger apartment I threw a lot of, sadly no more.

Sara said...

I like to have dinner parties, but I always get really ambitious and plan to cook too much!

Anonymous said...

Yes! I have a bottle of honey mustard I picked up for some dish that I've been saying I need to use the rest of. This will be perfect.

Still not comfortable having parties where I have to actually cook a meal. Parties where I put out appetizers and such okay. Dinner parties? Maybe next year!