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Pinto Beans with Kielbasa Recipe

Sauced-up sausage, tomatoes, green pepper and onion accompany two kinds of beams in this warm main dish from Gloria Slater of Seaford, Delaware. Serve hearty helpings with a salad and rolls for a filling supper.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute the onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 287 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,363 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 lean meat.