Super Easy Kielbasa Bean Soup

Jen Lobb


My dad got this recipe from a friend YEARS ago and it's a staple in my home. It's so easy and can be made last minute on the stove or prepped early and cooked on low in a crockpot.

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15 Min


6 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The subtle flavor of vinegar in the beans adds a special flavor note to this soup. What a wonderful soup for a cool winter night! Serve it with a nice salad or a warm slice of cornbread. Yum!


pkg kielbasa, smoked or polish sausage (if you want a healthier version, its fine to use turkey sausage-i do!)
medium onion, quartered and sliced thin
cans beans- any kind will do...a mix is even better (i like black eyed peas, small butter beans and either pinto or northern beans)
1 Tbsp
brown or spicy mustard
1/2 to 1 Tbsp
cider vinegar (to taste-to give it a little tang)
montreal steak seasoning...or salt,pepper and a little garlic powder

Directions Step-By-Step

slice sausage links in half lengthwise then cut into 1/2 inch chunks
slice onion as indicated in ingredient list
spray either crockpot or medium to large saucepan or soup pot with cooking spray; add sausage and onion
pour in the beans, liquid included; add vinegar and mustard- stir to combine (if this is too sour, you can add a tiny bit of sugar to take the edge off); stir in Montreal or other seasonings
add just a bit of water to make more 'stew' like but not like a brothy soup- just enough to separate the ingredients a little bit- DO NOT cover the mixture with water
turn crockpot on (low if you'll be gone all day, high if you need it in a couple hours) or cook on stove-once it gets to a boiling point, turn heat down and let simmer until flavors to taste
** if you prefer a thicker stock once its done cooking, add a bit of cornstarch/water or use Wondra/gravy flour to thicken....Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Collections: Soup's On!, Fall Food
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #beans, #kielbasa