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Kielbasa Casserole

(by Katie Kirwan)

(Family Secret Recipe, Shhhhhhhhhhhh…)

3 lb. kielbasa

12 oz. chili sauce

1 1/2 c. ketchup

3/4 c. hot water

1 T. red wine vinegar

1 bay leaf

4 whole allspice

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1/2 c. brown sugar

optional: 1/2 c. red wine

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Slice kielbasa into 1-inch pieces, and sauté until lightly golden brown.

Combine chili sauce, ketchup, hot water, red wine vinegar, bay leaf, and allspice in a bowl.

Place kielbasa in a casserole dish, and cover with sauce.

Cover with sliced onion.

Sprinkle brown sugar on top.

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

If using wine, pour over the top.

Continue baking for another 20 - 30 minutes until bubbly and onions are slightly browned.

Enjoy with buttered egg noodles or potatoes and bread.

(Read Insatiable, the story that accompanies this recipe.)