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Overhead photo of oval white dish filled with maple bourbon bbq kielbasa bites
Maple Bourbon BBQ Kielbasa Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These Maple Bourbon BBQ Kielbasa Bites are tangy, tasty bites perfect for snackin'!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, kielbasa, bourbon, maple syrup, appetizer
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 12-oz. rings beef Polska kielbasa, sliced into roughly 1/4-inch slices on the diagonal
Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup + one Tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the kielbasa slices and cook, stirring often, until browned, about 5-6 minutes. Drain fat and remove from heat.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients, except the butter and cook over medium-high heat until boiling. Once the mixture begins to boil, lower the heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the butter and continue to cook until the butter is melted, Pour the sauce over the kielbasa slices and mix until all slices are well coated. Cook until heated through. Pour the bites and sauce into a serving dish and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Bourbon BBQ Kielbasa Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.