Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kielbassa and White Beans

Do you shop at a warehouse club, you know Costco, Sam's, BJ's? At my house, we're Costco shoppers. One of the main reasons, their wine selection is fantastic! Of course, a lot of the things you buy are in larger quantities. Perfect if you have a big family. Since it's just Tim and I, sometimes I find myself trying to figure out what to do with something I have in large quantities. This summer we bought a package of kielbasa, perfect for summer grilling. I wanted to find a winter recipe for kielbasa. I found this recipe several months ago, bookmarked it but kept passing it over when planning the weekly menu. Tim's not a big fan of dishes with cooked tomatoes, so I was concerned he wouldn't like this one. With the kielbasa still in the freezer, I decided to give it a try. Tim said he really liked this recipe, the rosemary is delicious with the sausage.

I made the recipe as written below. Next time, I would not use any additional oil to brown the sausage. I would just add a little olive oil, if needed, to the pan before browning the onions or garlic. I used Great Northern Beans but any of those beans or even a mixture, would be delicious!

Recipe courtesy of Food.com
1 -2 tablespoon oil or 1 -2 tablespoon butter
1 lb smoked kielbasa, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can peeled diced tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can great northern beans or 1 (16 ounce) can navy beans or 1 (16 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
1 Heat oil or butter in a large skillet, add Kielbasa and cook over medium high heat until lightly browned, remove with slotted spoon.
2 Reduce heat to medium, add onions and cook until transparent.
3 Reduce heat to low, add garlic and herbs and cook 1 minute.
4 Add kielbasa, tomatoes and white beans, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday's.


  1. Looks so good, so hearty! I've only had kielbasa once, in the summer, grilled. It was so good. I think we would love a dish like this one!

    yep, the Costco here has a nice wine selection, too! Usually I shop with a friend and end up splitting huge packages of perishables!

  2. I wish a concept like Costco existed in France! That dish looks likes a great use for kielbasa. I have to say I'm a fan of dishes simmered in tomato.

  3. OH this sounds so good! Will have to give this a try!

  4. We are Costco shoppers, too, even though it's just the two of us most of the times. It never fails that we go in for one thing and come out with several other things. :) This recipe really sounds good. Thanks for sharing. I've got an apple cake recipe up today, if you're interested.

  5. We love keilbasa and always buy the turkey kind. I am going to improvise on this recipe because it sounds so good!

  6. Julie, this really looks wonderful. It is a perfect meal for a chilly winter evening. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  7. This sounds delicious! I love kielbasa and rosemary but haven't ever tried them together. I've bookmarked it to try.

  8. This looks like a perfect weeknight meal. I'm saving your recipe so I can try it out. Have a good one!


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