I was searching for kielbasa recipes and I found this keeper over at Bushes Best. This is a very easy one pot meal. Dump it all in and you are good to go! Try it in your slow cooker!
But before I get into that, I just wanted to tell you about our week. The boys were home on vacation and we had a low key, but fun week. On Monday, we went for a long bike ride on this great bike path the Nashua River Rail Trail that starts in Ayer, MA.What’s totally great about this bike path? We stop four miles in for ice cream and then head four miles back! 🙂
On Tuesday, I spent much of the day blogging, while the boys helped their aunt move some furniture. Yesterday, I took the boys to a place called Fun World. It’s an indoor arcade that you should take your kids too like once a year. It’s basically gambling for kids and you can expect to spend a lot of cash if you want to have any fun there.
Before we left for the arcade yesterday, we found this guy on our steps. The chickens were surrounding him, squawking their heads off. He was definitely not well, in fact he was sort of limping.
This is a sparrow and I am sad to report he didn’t make it. We placed him gently in my planter, away from any pesky chickens, and when we got home he had passed on. The boys and their dad buried him this morning. Interesting thing about sparrows, they only live three short years and we think this guy simply died of old age.
Today, I took the boys to the doctor’s for shots! Not much fun for them, but with their schedules, it is easier to coordinate these things when they are off from school.
Back to the recipe………
I bought a Butterball Turkey Kielbasa and it was just sitting there in my fridge waiting for me to come up with a clever recipe.
After seeing reviews for this recipe like – Home Run!!! – I will be making this again! – It’s now a staple for my family and – I made a pot of this to take to a potluck tonight and everyone just raved a bout it. Well, I was sold!
This could easily be navy bean soup, as navy beans and great northern beans are very interchangeable. I happened to have the great northern beans and garbanzo beans on hand. I think that you could easily use any white bean in fact.
Kielbasa Recipes – Kielbasa White Bean Soup
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 (15.5 ounce) cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 medium green peppers, chopped
- 1 medium onions, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock Container or use 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- for an extra kick, add some red pepper to taste!
- 3/4 pound fully cooked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced (I used Butterball Turkey Kielbasa
In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Discard bay leaves.
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