Super Easy Kielbasa Bean Soup

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Serves: 4-6
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Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot


1 pkg kielbasa, smoked or polish sausage (if you want a healthier version, its fine to use turkey sausage-i do!)
1 medium onion, quartered and sliced thin
3 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

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Jen Lobb Recipe
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Member Since Sep 2011
Jen's notes for this recipe:
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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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!


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!

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user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 6, 2011
I will have to make this.but with Turkey Kielbasa
Thanks for the recipe..........
user Jen Lobb j3lobb - Oct 7, 2011
Turkey kielbasa works just fine-that's what I use and it tastes great...enjoy!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Nov 10, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Nov 10, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Jen Lobb j3lobb - Nov 10, 2011
Awesome! I love the picture....glad you enjoyed it!

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