First, I do realize that people in the south call this "sausage". That is weird to me, because it says kielbasa on the package, so I call it kielbasa. We once asked our friend's from Texas if they liked kielbasa and they looked at us like we were crazy. They had no idea what we were talking about til we showed them. So funny.
Anyway, the first time I had this recipe was when my cousin made it for my wedding. I think she made two crock pots. Everyone loved it and kept asking for more. When it was gone people were still looking for it. It was that good. So I asked her how to make it and now we eat it at least twice a month.