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How to Make Guilt-Free Sweet & Sour Grilled Kielbasa Kabobs

Satisfy your weeknight grill craving with this easy Guilt-Free Sweet & Sour Grilled Kielbasa Kabobs recipe. Super tasty and fun to eat. Serve them with a side of rice or on their own for a healthy, figure-friendly, whole dish, easy-to-clean-up meal you won’t regret!

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Sweet & Sour Grilled Kebobs in Less Than 30-Minutes!

Cooking on the grill during summer is a regular thing around Lac du Nibiinaabe. I love it when those meals can be prepared in only minutes. And it’s a double bonus when those meals are guilt-free and figure-friendly. When that happens, life can’t get much better!

These guilt-free sweet and sour grilled kielbasa kabobs fill all those requirements.

ABOUT THIS RECIPE (per serving)

Gluten FreeDairy FreeNut FreeEgg FreeVegetarianPaleoKetoQuick & EasyHealthy ChoicesPescetarian
Servings:  4
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5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :14 minutes
Total Time :29 minutes
Course : Dinner, Entrée, Lunch
Cuisine : American
Diet : Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Salt
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 133
Fat 0.3
Carbohydrates 32
Protein 2

About the Sauce:

We’ve included our go-to recipe for an easy homemade sweet and sour sauce to slather on them after grilling. Because the sauce elevates the kebobs for making the kielbasa and veggies taste over the top delicious. But if making sauce is not your thing, this awesome bottled sauce will make them just as good.

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Involve the Family:

This is an excellent dinner for involving the whole family in the meal process. If you have kids at home, you can count on plenty of help to push everything onto the skewers. Of course, your husband will enjoy grilling the kebobs outdoors. And if it’s raining, these are still simple to make using a grill pan on the stove.

Make them Vegan

This recipe starts with the kielbasa, and you could certainly use any of your favorite vegan brands to make it a vegan dish. Among the kinds available, Tofurky makes a kielbasa-style sausage, and others make vegan sausages, though we haven’t personally tried either brand.

Parting Thoughts

In the end, any way you make these kebobs, be sure to plan on making enough for plenty of second helpings!

XXO

Kymberley

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How to Make Guilt-Free Sweet & Sour Grilled Kielbasa Kabobs

Kymberley @GfreeDeliciously
I love it when summertime meals can be prepared in only minutes. And it’s a double bonus when those meals are guilt-free and figure-friendly. When that happens, life can’t get much better!
These guilt-free sweet and sour grilled kielbasa kabobs fill both those requirements.
5 from 2 votes
Gluten FreeDairy FreeNut FreeEgg FreeVegetarianPaleoKetoQuick & EasyHealthy ChoicesPescetarian
This recipe may contain affiliate links. For more information, visit our Affiliate Disclosure.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Dinner, Entrée, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 133 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Small saucepan
  • Outdoor Grill or Grill Pan
  • Cutting Board
  • Metal or Bamboo Grilling Skewers
  • Utensils (Cooks Knife, Whisk, Measuring Cups & Spoons, Basting Brush, Tongs)

INGREDIENTS
 
 

For Homemade Sweet & Sour Sauce – (May substitute prepared Sweet & Sour Sauce)

For the Kebobs

  • 1 package Kielbasa Turkey or variety of your choice, sliced [1]
  • ½ each Bell Peppers green, yellow, and red, cut into pieces for skewers
  • ½ large Red Onion cut into pieces for skewers
  • ¼ head Cauliflower cut into pieces for skewers
  • 2 teaspoons Grapeseed Oil + more for oiling grill grates
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INSTRUCTIONS
 

To Make the Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • Combine the pineapple juice, rice vinegar, sugar, ketchup, and Tamari in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and whisk in the cornstarch slurry, continually stirring until thickened.
    6 ounces Pineapple Juice, 1/3 cup Rice Vinegar, 1/3 cup light Brown Sugar, 3 tablespoons gluten-free Ketchup, 1 tablespoon gluten-free Tamari, 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • Let the sauce cool at room temperature. Store extra sauce in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.

To Make the Kebobs

  • Preheat the outdoor grill or stovetop grill pan to medium heat – Temperature at the grilling level.350 °F
  • Skewer kielbasa, bell pepper, onion, and cauliflower onto grilling skewers [2]
    1 package Kielbasa, 1/2 each Bell Peppers, 1/2 large Red Onion, 1/4 head Cauliflower
  • Brush with Grapeseed Oil, place on oiled grill grates, and grill for seven minutes. Using tongs, flip and continue grilling for an additional seven minutes or until vegetables are lightly charred and tender.
    2 teaspoons Grapeseed Oil
  • Remove from the grill and brush with the sweet and sour sauce. Serve immediately.

KITCHEN NOTES

Footnotes:
[1] May substitute any flavored variety of kielbasa though it may alter the nutritional value per serving.
[2] If using bamboo skewers, presoak them in water for 10-15 minutes to prevent burning.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 2gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 374mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 64IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30-Minute Meals, brown sugar, ketchup, kielbasa, oil, onion, peppers, pineapple juice, quick and easy, rice vinegar, sausage, soy sauce, Tamari
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