January 20, 2016

Honey Sriracha Kielbasa Bites

Honey Sriracha Kielbasa Bites are a sweet and spicy appetizer with just 4 simple ingredients that are combined and cooked in your crockpot.  They're the perfect game day or party food!

Honey Sriracha Kielbasa Bites are a sweet and spicy appetizer with just 4 simple ingredients that are combined and cooked in your crockpot.  They're the perfect game day or party food!

I recently got this big old jar of local honey that I picked up at the local Asian market.  Not so Asian, but locals folks are supporting local folks by selling their goods, which is awesome.  I'm all about that.  When I saw the jars lined up on the shelf in their various golden hues, I knew I had to have one.  I had to talk myself out of buying two, but the price was a bit high for my budget, so I stuck with one.

I love to use honey as a sweetener in my cooking.  I add it to smoothies, drizzle it on my daughters favorite peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and use it to balance spicy savory dishes.

Honey Sriracha Kielbasa Bites are a sweet and spicy appetizer with just 4 simple ingredients that are combined and cooked in your crockpot.  They're the perfect game day or party food!

I love to cut super sweet flavors with a little bit of spice.  I was brainstorming recipe ideas that would use my new honey combined with a bit of heat when I remembered that I picked up a bottle of sriracha chili sauce, too.  Honey sriracha!  Just sounds yummy, right?  Did to me!

But honey sriracha what?  I have been loving football food lately (actually, when am I not loving game day grub?), so I wanted to incorporate the honey sriracha flavor into a great finger food app that would be good to serve to a crowd.

Then it hit me...kielbasa!

Honey Sriracha Kielbasa Bites are a sweet and spicy appetizer with just 4 simple ingredients that are combined and cooked in your crockpot.  They're the perfect game day or party food!

We eat lots of kielbasa in our house, specifically turkey kielbasa.  I knew that a sweet and spicy sauce would go great with it!

And you know what?  I was right.

These little babies were niiiiice and sweet with just a little bit of sriracha kick.  I loved them!  I like spicy, so next time I might even go with a little extra hot sauce.

Honey Sriracha Kielbasa Bites are a sweet and spicy appetizer with just 4 simple ingredients that are combined and cooked in your crockpot.  They're the perfect game day or party food!

These are really the best manly munchy food for football games, amiright?  I mean, little hunks of kielbasa?  Totally manly.  Haha. Manly or not, they are totally good, simple to prepare, and a great little nibble to serve to guests if you're having a party!


Honey Sriracha Kielbasa Bites

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Ingredients
  • 2 (13 ounce) pkgs. turkey kielbasa
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp sriracha hot sauce

Instructions
  1. Slice the kielbasa into bite sized pieces. and place into the slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.  Pour over the kielbasa and stir to coat.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Notes
  • Don't go with cooking these all day long.  The meat is better when this is cooked for the time suggested and then removed from the crock pot.
  • Source: Me!

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