Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Easy Cheesy Kielbasa and Beans

I few weeks back, while I was searching for a specific cookbook, I came across one that I had forgotten about.  I decided to pull it from my shelf, dust it off and take a peak.  While there are a lot of recipes in this book that looked great for some reason I had not yet tried them.  Until now.
So far, we have 2 new FAMILY favorites! Plus several more on my list to try out.

This one that I am going to share with you is delicious, even the Hubster said it was a new family favorite! It is very hearty and fits quite nicely into the comfort foods category.


Makes about 20 cups

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 lb sausage (the recipe calls for thinly sliced kielbasa, but I used cooked Italian sausage)
  • 2 (10 oz) cans tomato soup (undiluted)
  • 2 (10 oz) cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 (10 oz) can tomatoes and green chiles (undrained)
  • 4 (16 oz) cans pinto beans (undrained)
  • 4 (15 oz ) cans pork and beans (undrained)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a stockpot over medium-high heat, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove from pot, and drain.
  2. Brown sausage in stockpot; drain and return to pot. Add ground chuck mixture, tomato soup, and next 6 ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in cheese.  Enjoy!
I served this over rice.  The rice went really well with it and also helped to stretch this into 2 meals.  

NOTE: To prepare in a slow cooker, brown ground chuck and sausage as directed. Place ground chuck mixture, sausage, and next 7 ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cook, covered, at LOW 8 to 10 hours. Stir in cheese just before serving.

Have you all found any new family favorites lately? 


Beeker said...

Yes, we have. Our new favorite is Chicken Taco Soup made in the crockpot. Here is the recipe:

Chicken breasts-3 or 4
Hidden valley ranch dry packet
taco seasoning(I used half a packet)
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of chicken broth
1 can of white beans(northern or navy beans)
half bag of frozen corn

Put all ingredients in crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Take chicken out and cut or shred then put back in and serve with cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.


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