German CurryWurst

Off a German food truck

I have been to a hot dog place in Pasadena, CA called the Dog Haus several times. They have all sorts of crazy topping ideas and they serve them on Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.  Anyway, one of the condiments they have is Curry Ketchup.  I was thinking of mixing up my own “interesting” condiments for the 4th of July.  While I was doing my research, I found out about Currywurst in Germany. I had never heard of it and, of course, made it instantly.  I served it as an appetizer with the curry sauce as a dip.  It was so easy and really delicious.  Everyone loved it.  I will be making it again and again!  As one might expect, there is much discussion and controversy over the authentic recipe, they seem to vary using tomato paste, sauce or ketchup.  The one I made seemed good to me.

Currywurst is a fast-food dish of German origin consisting of hot pork sausage (German: Wurst) cut into slices and seasoned with curry ketchup, regularly consisting of ketchup or tomato paste blended with generous amounts of curry powder, or a ready-made ketchup-based sauce seasoned with curry and other spices. It is frequently served at German ‘Imbissbuden’ and from food trucks. An estimated 800 million servings are sold in Germany each year.

German CurryWurst

3 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
1 lb kielbasa
2 Tbs chili sauce
1/2 tsp onion salt
1 Tbs white sugar
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 pinch paprika
Curry powder to taste

Preheat oven to Broil/Grill.
Pour tomato sauce into a large saucepan, then stir in the chili sauce, onion salt, sugar and pepper. Let simmer over medium heat, occasionally stirring; bring to a gentle boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, broil/grill kielbasa sausage for 3 to 4 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Slice into pieces 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.

Pour tomato sauce mixture over sausage, then sprinkle all with paprika and curry powder and serve.

Many have commented that it is better to use knockwurst instead of the kielbasa for better German Currywurst.  Adding more curry and pepper may make it taste better.


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