Jen Lobb Recipe

Super Easy Kielbasa Bean Soup

By Jen Lobb j3lobb

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Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Jen's Story

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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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 Favorites
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #beans, #kielbasa



cyndi curne travlindiva
Monday at 10:12 AM
This was a 10 outta 10! My husband and I loved it!
Darla Welton beatlefan5150
Saturday, January 24 at 12:57 PM
I made this soup last week and we loved it! I'm making it again today, only doubled. I made it exactly to the directions and thickened it up when it was done. This is definitely a new favorite!
Cynthia Trowbridge Cynthiatro
Saturday, January 24 at 12:51 PM
My husband and I both loved this soup and I will certainly make it again!
Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Jan 16, 2015
Ellen, I'm really sorry that happened to you. This is so good, that's such a shame and waste for you. The recipe does actually say to use 3/4 tsp of Montreal seasoning. Just a heads up if you decide to try it again.
Jen Lobb j3lobb
Jan 16, 2015
Ellen Sims,
I'm sorry you had that problem. The Montreal Steak Seasoning isn't the one from the marinade packets... it's the shaker bottle so you can do it according to taste. Otherwise, the whole envelope would definitely make it to salty.

If you want to try again another time, just get the little shaker bottle of the Steak seasoning or just use salt, pepper and garlic salt.

Hope you'll give it another shot sometime. Take care!