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Kielbasa Skillet Stew

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 5 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


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

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  • CMoore78
    Oct 30, 2018

    Thought it was just okay. Not something I would go out of my way to make. Might be better if you are a bigger fan of beans.

  • momof29
    Apr 5, 2012

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  • CaZman2
    Dec 11, 2011

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

  • mapzd1
    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
    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
    Jul 27, 2009

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

  • Rosalyn
    Apr 14, 2007

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  • Kim
    Oct 25, 2006

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