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Kielbasa and Kidney Beans Recipe

Kielbasa and Kidney Beans Recipe

"This hearty meal-in-one is one of my family's favorites," notes Doreen Kelly of Roslyn, Pennsylvania. "It keeps well in a slow cooker as I'm often asked to bring it to gatherings."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound fully cooked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained


  • 1. In a skillet, cook sausage for 2-3 minutes. Stir in onion and peppers. Cook and stir until sausage is lightly browned and vegetables are tender; drain. Combine brown sugar, steak sauce, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; stir into skillet. Add beans. Cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 511 calories, 31g fat (11g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1513mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein.

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Georgia Peach User ID: 187951 225248
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"I wanted to make this today but had no steak sauce. I subbed prepared BBQ sauce instead and I thought it was just as tasty. One of my favorite recipes for using kielbasa, but have made it in the past with smoked sausage and that's good too."

Jjraymond User ID: 8301891 223849
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"I have made this many times now and love it as a quick easy meal. I have used potatoes instead of the beans and tastes great that way too! I double the sauce each time and use less brown sugar than is called for."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 56816
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"A very satisfying dish for a busy day. Next time I will use a little less sugar, just personal taste."

loriellen1 User ID: 6176895 71974
Reviewed May. 15, 2012

"Super easy and fast. Could substitute any kind of sausage or even use chicken. A little sweet for me but that can also be changed. Definitely serve over rice."

sgallirn User ID: 2123169 50264
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Very, Very tasty. Even my 1 yr. old ate it up. We also served it over rice to make it a heartier meal."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 35567
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I think the steak sauce gives it a little zip. Love the recipe because it is quick and flavorful."

bionerd15 User ID: 6069324 56814
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"We loved this recipe!! It is so good and so simple to make! I served it over white rice and my husband and I loved it! I will definitely be making this one again."

mehalv User ID: 4612167 26655
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I love this recipe! It is so simply to make, and full of flavor. I served it over brown rice. To save calories, I used turkey kielbasa in place of regular, and no flavor was sacrificed! Love this."

mehalv User ID: 4612167 68637
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I love this recipe! It is so simply to make, and full of flavor. I served it over brown rice. To save calories, I used turkey kielbasa in place of regular, and no flavor was sacrificed! Love this."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 50263
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"This was very good. I also used turkey kielbasa."

aperfectpair User ID: 2844458 203256
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"One of my most-used recipes! Also works well as a dish for buffets and pot-lucks!"

Nanny Jane User ID: 1735310 29938
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"Great recipe! I double the sauce ingredients and use Splenda Brown Sugar Blend in it. Equally good with turkey kielbasa or Hungarian kolbasz. I don't use the steak sauce."

[email protected] User ID: 1289836 71100
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"I was a little dubious at first, but this recipe turned out great! The sauce was flavorful, but not over-powering. The means were a nice balance to the sausage. My husband wants to "have this again soon.""

debam User ID: 5833065 78474
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"I used chicken kielbasa to cut down on the fat and sprayed the pan with spray oil to cut down on calories and fat. My husband doesn't like kielbasa but he enjoyed this dish and would eat it again. I loved the sweet taste the brown sugar added."

bakinmama1 User ID: 5733100 27486
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"I was looking for a recipe I could use red kidney beans in and this fit the bill. I minced the veggies and cut the sausage a little smaller. Then I put it over cooked rice. My family LOVED it!! This is going into the family recipe book."

Nanny Jane User ID: 1735310 56776
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"My husband isn't a big fan of casserole-type dinners, but he gave this dish two thumbs up."

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