Tuesday, February 22, 2011

pintos and kielbasa

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I have been on such a bean kick lately!  We went to the store last week and came home with at least 10 cans of beans.  Even more ridiculous is the fact that I plan on using all of them this week!

This recipe was such a brilliant's got an amazing flavor and is delightfully low in fat and calories.

Begin by chopping up a green pepper and an onion.

Saute the pepper and onion in about a tablespoon of oil until they are tender.  Use a big stockpot...this recipe makes a lot!

Now add some kielbasa, pinto beans, great northern beans, stewed tomatoes, Rotel, tomato sauce, garlic powder, and pepper.  Just dump it all in at once!

Bring everything to a boil and then reduce heat.  Simmer until it's heated through.

This works well over rice or just served by itself with a salad and fresh bread.  It's delicious!

Pintos and Kielbasa
adapted from Taste of Home Light and Tasty 2002
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 T. oil
1 lb. turkey kielbasa, sliced
1 can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can Rotel
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. pepper

Saute the onion and green pepper in oil until tender.  Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until heated through.  Serves 8.

Nutrition: 253 calories, 8g fat, 2g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 1100mg sodium, 31g carbs, 7g fiber, 7g sugar, 17g protein, 8% vit. A, 41% vit. C, 8% calcium, 15% iron.


  1. Yum- Looks great! And really healthy too

  2. I've made similar and it looks delicious! Thanks!

  3. That is crazy easy! I love it! and it looks sooo comfoting!

  4. I've been making lots of beans at home, too, because I have a lot of that in the kitchen and it needs to GO!!! :) :) This recipe looks good. I love sausauge recipes!! Thanks...Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)


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