kiel·​ba·​sa | \ kēl-ˈbä-sə How to pronounce kielbasa (audio) , kil- also ki-ˈbä-sə\
plural kielbasas also kielbasy\ kēl-​ˈbä-​sē How to pronounce kielbasy (audio) , kil-​ also  ki-​ˈbä-​sə \

Definition of kielbasa

: a smoked sausage of Polish origin

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This pack from Portland’s beloved charcuterie includes bratwurst, franks, kielbasa, navarre and sopressata salami — and two beer koozies, just for fun. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Ways to eat well in the summer heat (no stove required)," 13 Aug. 2018 And in the summer months, mosey east to seasonal Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill for some kielbasa and an epic Manhattan panorama. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 The Polish Fall Bazaar serves up pierogi, cabbage rolls, kielbasa, borscht, pastries and Polish beer Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4, along with books, crafts, Polish crystal and Christmas ornaments. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Ready or not, holiday bazaars get started this weekend," 31 Oct. 2018 His menu ranges from classic Polish dishes like toothsome potato pierogies, smoked sturgeon served with a zingy citrus chutney, butter-poached cod, and smoked kielbasa, to more typically French Canadian dishes prepared with his inimitable twist. Isa Tousignant, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Montreal," 17 Aug. 2018 Add kielbasa to other side of pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Shrimp Boil with Sausage and Spinach," 17 Aug. 2018 Substitute fully cooked diced ham or thinly sliced andouille or kielbasa sausage, if desired, for the chicken chorizo. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "Pack up a picnic of Spanish tapas to feed a crowd," 3 July 2018 Recommendation: Belvedere, New Britain, for a Belvedere old country platter ($18.75) with pork shoulder steak, hunter's stew, kielbasa, blood sausage, mashed potato and dill pickle plus a sweet Belvedere platter ($9.75). Frank Cohen,, "28 Dates: Bohemian Suggestions For Penny-Pinchers," 2 Feb. 2018 Starting with tender red potatoes, the secret ingredient – creamy ranch dressing – sets the stage for zesty kielbasa sausages. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "It's outdoor dining season: celebrate with zesty grilling dinner packets," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of kielbasa

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kielbasa

Polish kiełbasa

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