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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


  • 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


  • 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

1 cup: 287 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1363mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 lean meat.

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KINGSGIRL2 User ID: 5398502 77818
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"This chili-type recipe is delicious! I can't believe it tasted even better the next night. I'm glad I doubled the recipe since my family loved it."

moongrrl User ID: 4053632 90885
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"I used Mexican stewed tomatoes and added about a teaspoon of dried oregano to spice this dish up a little more, and I served it over rice. I will probably add another can of beans next time I make it."

rlittleb User ID: 1073573 70972
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"So tasty, and easy to make. Definitely a new family favorite!"

kimmydee2 User ID: 4964483 28366
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"I have been making this recipe for my family since it came out in the Premier Issue of Light and Tasty in 2001....I slightly added to the recipe by adding a can or two of kidney beans as well and my family always loves this delicious hearty and warm dish. Its hard to stop at one bowl or even two and leftovers don't last long!!!! This is a five star recipe...."

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