How To Cook Fresh Kielbasa? Delicious Sausage To Eat

Sausages are very common in different parts of the world and they come in different shapes and sizes. Kielbasa or Polish Sausage is a delicacy which is either made entirely out of pork or a mixture of pork and beef.

Although simple ,However, there is a single boiling method that is considered the traditionally accepted way of how to cook fresh Kielbasa.


Important Things To Know About Kielbasa

Fresh Kielbasa is heavily loaded with flavors even before it is cooked. The mixture of spices is involved in the making and can be cooked in different ways. Kielbasa is available in four different ways.

Before cooking it, you must do a careful selection from kielbasa (Polish), Andollile (Cajun), Bratwurst German), Italian, Chorizo (Mexican). After getting any one of this sausage, you can cook without using any type of fillers such as turkey and beef. 

In this recipe, we will focus on how to boil kielbasa in an authentic way.

Materials You Will Require For These Methods Include

Fresh Kielbasa

2-4 pounds of kielbasa are sufficient enough to serve 4 to 6 people. It is called by different names in the butcher shops. So, make sure that you are able to get the appropriate sausage.

Water or Beer

If you are going to use both in combination to prepare authentic kielbasa, you must ensure that water and beer are added in balanced amount.

Pot With Lid

Use it to boil the sausage. You need to have a deep large pot with a well-fitted lid so that a good amount of space can be used to place sausages inside it. A tightly covered lid ensures that steam is held inside the pot.


Use it to turn the kielbasa. A strong pair of good-quality tongs is required to pick up and hold kielbasa.

Frying Pan

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Use it to shallow fry kielbasa in oil. Any non-stick pan made of durable stainless steel can be used to cook kielbasa.


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As we know, kielbasas have its natural flavors in it. So, you need not add heavy seasoning into it. 

Only a dash of few seasoning is enough to create magic to it:

  • Half of a bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 peppercorns and mustard seeds
  • you can add a quarter onions.

How To Cook Fresh Kielbasa

Boiling kielbasa is the most basic way to cook it but you can add flavor to it by adding more ingredients to the mixture. This will enhance its flavor and make it even more enjoyable to eat.

Though kielbasa is commonly boiled in water, some say you can cook it in a different way wherein you dry it out and fry it up. To be more specific, here are the details:

Step by Step

Step 1- Prepare The Sausage

Leave the frozen sausage and make sure it is finely thawed. Do not cook kielbasa before getting it thawed. No fillers required

Step 2- Choose A Cooking Method

Make sure you decide on one cooking method. If you consider yourself perfect in cooking kielbasa, you can experiment more or else you may simply boil it.

Step 3- Searing The Sausage

To get a golden brown colored sausage, you can heat frying pan and add butter. Be careful do not overcook the sausage. Alternatively, you can replace the frying pan with a pot. However, after searing in a pot you have to deglaze with beer too.

Step 4- Boil The Sausage

  • Fill the pot with enough water and cover the kielbasa.
  • Add all the seasoning at this stage and allow water to a boil.
  • As soon as the water starts to boil, add the fresh kielbasa and cover the pot with the lid.
  • After some time, lower the heat and let it simmer for 50-60 minutes until all the water is gone.

When you see that there is only a little water left, you can turn it from side to with the tongs side to cook it evenly. When the water is totally gone, brown the sausage on one side then flip it over to brown the other side.

Step 5- Deglazing The Pan

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  • Bring your pan to medium heat. Simple as it sounds.
  • Drop a dash of beer in the frying pan to remove the burnt bits from it. Try to reserve at least half the bottle for the boiling process.
  • Add a quarter onions to it to enhance its taste.

Step 6- Serving Kielbasa

Having cooked sausage in water. Place the sausage along with the juices in a dish and allow it to rest.

Alternatively, having kielbasa cooked with beer, you may allow it to rest in a deep dish. Let the flavors remain intact in the dish. Finally, add onions to it, if you wish.

Kielbasa being a Central European dish can be served with steamed cabbage or mashed potatoes. A well-cooked kielbasa can be stir fried with vegetables such as peppers, sauerkraut and any starchy food.

You can also make a hearty stew with kielbasa as the main ingredient and mix it with your choice of boiled vegetables. You can mix it into a casserole, or into a soup, with rice or macaroni, or even serve it stuffed with cheese and other delicious ingredients.

Marvel at the enhanced flavor with a glass of beer!

Relish The Freshly Stored Kielbasa

When fresh kielbasa is cooked properly, you can vacuum pack it and store it in the refrigerator for further use. You can fry, bake or grill it on another day or you can use it as an ingredient in different dishes.

All in all, kielbasa is truly a delectable and versatile delicacy which can be enjoyed by all. Now that you know how to cook fresh kielbasa properly, you can run down to your local meat market and get a pound or two of that delicious kielbasa or klobasa and start cooking!

Jessica Blythe

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