Kielbasa Skillet Stew Recipe
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Kielbasa Skillet Stew Recipe

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I grew up on a Montana ranch, and this dish reminds me of the kind we used to prepare for the hay and harvest crews. The bacon and sausage provide rich flavor to this comforting. When I make this dish, I share a taste of my country memories with my family. -Machelle Lewis, Henderson, Nevada
Recommended: 31 Meals in a Bowl
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 5 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • 1 to 1-1/2 pounds smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 269 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 993mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a 12-in. skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towel to drain. Cook sausage and onions in drippings over medium heat until onion is tender; drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over stew. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Kielbasa Skillet Stew in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p39

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CaZman2 User ID: 5387003 2818
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"try to make with non-canned beans....too salty...possibly 1 can of tomato sauce"

mapzd1 User ID: 4566601 198962
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"I have been making this since it was first it the magazine, it is very good, esp. on a cold winter's day. A favorite of the men in my family!"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 2817
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"This was just O.K. It didn't wow me. One thing the ingredients make it pretty nutritious. Yes, I would say it is comfort food. Would I make it again, of course..."

foxydi User ID: 3585171 2088
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this was Delicious"

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