Super Easy Kielbasa Bean Soup

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Jen Lobb

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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 crock pot.

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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! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 28 votes

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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
6 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make Super Easy Kielbasa Bean Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. slice sausage links in half lengthwise then cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  2. slice onion as indicated in ingredient list
  3. spray either crockpot or medium to large saucepan or soup pot with cooking spray; add sausage and onion
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 blend...re-season to taste
  7. ** 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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About Super Easy Kielbasa Bean Soup

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



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