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Kielbasa and Beans

 Kielbasa and Beans
When I was a bachelor, I really began experimenting with cooking. This casserole is a recipe I created back then because it's tasty, tasty, simple and hearty.—Wade Harmon, Orange, Massachusetts
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage, sliced and halved
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towel to
  • drain. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings; cook kielbasa in
  • drippings until lightly browned. Drain. Add onion, red pepper,
  • beans, broth and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring
  • occasionally. Crumble bacon on top. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 388 calories, 27 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 1,213 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein.