polska kielbasa stew

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By Kathleen Bunting
from Swanton, VT

All winter long is the only time we make homemade soups,beans,stews. We've never done anything different with Polska Kielbasa than with sauerkraut and onions. Now that my Husband is retired,he does most of the cooking and came up with what was in the cupboard on hand to make this Polska Kielbasa Stew. I take a cup of it with Oyster Crackers to work until it is gone. We hope you like it.

★★★★★ 1
serves easily 4 to 6 good size servings
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For polska kielbasa stew

  • 1 pkg
    1 pound polska kielbasa
  • 1/4 lb
    bacon,chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 c
    chopped onion
  • 5 bunch
    carrots,cut into 1/2
  • 1 can
    15oz. red kidney beans,rinsed and drained
  • 1 can
    15oz.cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can
    22oz. (can add more) chicken broth
  • 3 clove
    garlic,finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tsp
    hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    coarse ground black pepper
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 can
    14.5oz petite diced tomatoes,undrained
  • 1 1/2 c
    rotini macaroni

How To Make polska kielbasa stew

  • 1
    Cut sausage into 1/4" - 1/2" slices. Set aside. ***( My Husband ADDS it right in)*** Cook bacon in a 4 - 5 quart pot over medium heat,stirring occasionally,until most of the fat is rendered.(IF OMITTING the bacon) heat 1 TBSP. Olive Oil instead. ( My Husband Browns bacon,sausage,onion,garlic,olive oil and bay leaf -- All fat left after bacon,sausage,onion,garlic is cooked to His liken.) Stir them frequently. Add the beans,carrots,spices and chicken broth. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for 20 minutes. Add the sausage,bacon,onion,garlic,olive oil and leavings scrap pan and add petite tomatoes undrained and uncooked rotini macaroni again bring to a boil and cook 25 minutes or until mixture has thickened slightly and rotini macaroni is cooked. Remove the Bay leaf and serve....

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