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A bowl of Beer-Braised Kielbasa with Peppers next to a patterned napkin and fork

Beer-Braised Kielbasa with Peppers

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American / German
Keyword: Kielbasa recipe, Slow-Cooker
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 613kcal
This Beer-Braised Kielbasa with Peppers recipe is so comforting and packed with bold flavor. Be sure to get a nice good ale, quality apple cider, and your favorite sausages...and you'll be very happy. And remember, this dish is perfect with homemade mashed potatoes!
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  • Dutch oven, or oven-ready pot


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs kielbasa cut into slices on a diagonal
  • 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ale
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 3 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • cups chicken stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Mashed potatoes for on the side


  • In a large sturdy pot, preferably a Dutch oven, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sausages and cook until browned, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper to the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour and cook, while stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in the ale and cider and then add the thyme and stock, continuing to whisk until blended.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Return the sausages to the pot and cover, while reducing the heat to medium-low.
  • Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, allowing the sauce to slightly thicken.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve at once with mashed potatoes on the side.


Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1415mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1022IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg