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A fun and unique recipe, this Smoked Kielbasa is a great appetizer, side dish, or main dish served along with any and all your favorite sides.

Close up of Smoked Kielbasa on plate showing char marks.

Smoking recipes have become one of our favorite things over the years, this Smoked Kielbasa is a recipe that my dad has made since I was younger.

We have not changed the recipe at all since and we won’t because we absolutely love it. It’s super simple with minimal ingredients, but it packs a ton of flavor.

The best part of this is that it can be served as a main, side, or appetizer! So whatever the occasion you have different options on how you serve it which we love.

Brushed with BBQ sauce, it really gives it a fun flavor that is one that you won’t forget. Frying your kielbasa will become old news when you try this Smoked Kielbasa Recipe!

If you are into smoking and want something just a little bit different then this is the recipe for you, easy and tasty, you just can’t beat that.

Some of my other favorite grilling recipes that we have on our site include: Grilled Corn, Mustard Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and Herb Marinated Grilled Pork Chops.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With only 3 ingredients, this is super easy.
  • This can be served as various dishes.
  • Easily double this recipe to make more.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Kielbasa
Sweet bbq sauce
Water

Ingredients needed to make Smoked Kielbasa.

HOW TO MAKE SMOKED KIELBASA:

  1. Preheat the smoker to the smoke setting.
  2. Place the kielbasa directly on the rack. Smoke for 1 hour.
  3. Turn the heat up to 300°F, and continue to cook for 30-40 minutes. The kielbasa will become brown and will split at some sections. Do not let it turn black.
  4. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill to medium heat. 
  5. While the grill is heating up, cut the kielbasa into 3-4 inch pieces. Place them in a bowl.
  6. In a small bowl stir together the bbq sauce and water. Pour over the cut sausage and toss it with the sauce so it is coated.
  7. Place the pieces onto the grill and turn them often so they don’t burn. Baste the pieces with the remaining sauce. Keep cooking until your desired char, we like to get a good dark char on ours, so it takes up to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

Step by step photos on how to make Smoked Kielbasa.

ISN’T KIELBASA ALREADY SMOKED?

Yes, kielbasa is already smoked but the extra smoking on the grill is what makes this recipe truly unique.

You just can’t get this flavor from a regular grill! If you have the time I highly suggest trying this smoked kielbasa.

WHAT IS THE BEST BBQ SAUCE TO USE?

Use your favorite homemade or store-bought bbq sauce. I suggest using a bbq sauce that is more on the sweet side.

Our favorite for this recipe is Sweet Baby Ray’s. The sauce will get all caramelized on the outside of the sauce making it sticky, sweet, and smokey.

CAN I GIVE THIS A LITTLE SPICE?

To add a little spice, I suggest adding ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, chipotle powder, or red pepper flakes to the bbq sauce mixing step.

Smoked Kielbasa on plate with sides in background.

HOW TO STORE:

This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to 3 days.

This can also be frozen, place in a freeze container or bag and it will keep frozen for up to 3 months.

To defrost, remove from the freezer to the refrigerator until thawed. To reheat, place the sausage into a foil packet and place in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes until warmed. This can also be microwaved.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • This recipe can easily be doubled without a time or method change.
  • You can add more of a spicy flavor, see above on how to do that.
  • We have not tried this recipe on other sausages so we are not sure if it would work the same.
  • Use your favorite bbq sauce, if your bbq sauce is thin you do not need to add the water.
  • This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.

Fork holding open a split piece of kielbasa.

Want a new recipe that you can throw on the smoker that is absolutely delicious and simple? This Smoked Kielbasa is the recipe that you need.

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5 from 4 votes

Smoked Kielbasa

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 hour 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 56 minutes
A fun and unique recipe, this Smoked Kielbasa is a great appetizer, side dish or main dish served along with any and all your favorite sides.
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the smoker to the smoke setting.
  • Place the kielbasa directly on the rack. Smoke for 1 hour.
  • Turn the heat up to 300°F, and continue to cook for 30-40 minutes. The kielbasa will become brown and will split at some sections. Do not let it turn black.
  • Preheat a charcoal or gas grill to medium heat.
  • While the grill is heating up, cut the kielbasa into 3-4 inch pieces. Place them in a bowl.
  • In a small bowl stir together the bbq sauce and water. Pour over the cut sausage and toss it with the sauce so it is coated.
  • Place the pieces onto the grill and turn them often so they don’t burn. Baste the pieces with the remaining sauce. Keep cooking until your desired char, we like to get a good dark char on ours, so it takes up to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. This recipe can easily be doubled without a time or method change.
  2. You can add more of a spicy flavor, see above on how to do that.
  3. We have not tried this recipe on other sausages so we are not sure if it would work the same.
  4. Use your favorite bbq sauce, if your bbq sauce is thin you do not need to add the water.
  5. This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.

Nutrition

Calories: 770kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 2475mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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