HOT DOG SOUP
1 pkg. wieners
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 small onion chopped
1 (21 oz.) can pork and beans
1 lb. can diced tomatoes
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. sugar
Chop the wieners into bite-size pieces. Get even more flavor by using the water to rinse out the bean and tomato cans.
Combine everything in a pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
( I think this would work in the crockpot too! Kielbasa coud be used too. MJ )
Hoppin’ John Soup
1 large onion — chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound kielbasa — chopped
2 cans black-eyed peas — drained
1 can navy beans — drained
1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper — optional
1/2 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper — to taste
2 cans chicken broth
In a soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and cook till translucent. Add kielbasa, peas and beans, rice, broth and seasoning. Stir well to blend and heat. Mash beans slightly to help thicken soup (use the back of your spoon or a potato masher). Serve when hot.
Serving suggestions: Serve with corn muffins (make or buy), and a big spinach salad. Serves 6.
Per serving: 499 calories; 14g fat (25.7% calories from fat); 29g protein; 65g carbohydrate; 15g dietary fiber; 25mg cholesterol; 676mg sodium. Exchanges: 4 grain (starch); 2 1/2 lean meat; 1/2 vegetable; 2 fat.
Leanne Ely, a k a Dinner Diva,
2 lbs. kielbasa, sliced 1/4 inch rounds
1 lg. onion, yellow or sweet, sliced thinly
1 c. apple cider vinegar or flavored vinegar (white is fine)
1 c. dark brown sugar, packed
In covered skillet, mix vinegar and sugar. Heat on medium until sugar is melted. Add onions and kielbasa. Cook 15 minutes covered, stirring once or twice to coat all kielbasa. Cook uncovered 5-10 minutes more. Can be microwaved, oven cooked or stove top. Serve on platter or bowl with toothpicks. Serve over egg noodles for main course. Serves 6-8.
Creole Black Beans ’n’ Sausage
Published: Wed, Nov 7
From Recipe provided by Kelsi Hartley.
2 lbs. smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 (15-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 1/2 cups chopped green bell peppers
1 cup water
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsps. thyme
1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp. white pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
Hot cooked rice
1. Brown sausage; drain and transfer to 5-quart slow cooker.
2. In a large bowl, combine the beans, onion, celery, bell pepper, water, tomato sauce, garlic, thyme, bouillon, white pepper, cayenne pepper and bay leaves.
3. Pour the mixture over the sausage.
4. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours or until veggies are tender.
5. Discard bay leaves and serve over hot cooked rice.
Smoked Sausage Stew
1 lb smoked sausage in 1/2″ slices (or whatever size you prefer)
3-4 medium potatoes (peeled or not as you like), cut into approx 1″ cubes
1 15 oz. can green peas, undrained
1 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes, undrained (may use plain, italian seasoned,etc.)
1 can french onion soup….or 2 cubes beef boullion, ( or 1 can beef broth and one diced onion )
2 T onion flakes
11/2 cups water
Put it all in the crockpot and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
SAUSAGE-PINTO BEAN CHILI
½ lb. smoked sausage, sliced or chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 can (28 oz. each) whole tomatoes, undrained
½can tomato paste
1 green bell peppers, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 cans (15 oz. each) pinto beans, drained
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients except salt and pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve garnished with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.
Adapted from “Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining”
Beans With A Kick!( as I found it )
1 pkg. polish or smoked sausage
1 onion; diced
1 16 oz. pkg great northern or pinto beans
1 can rotel tomatoes
Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Fry sausage and onions until onions are clear and lightly browned. Put into crockpot along with beans and cover with water (if not using water the beans were soaked in). Cook on high for 8 to 10 hours. Add rotel tomatoes during last half our of cooking(so the heat of them don’t cook out)
Here is how I will probably do it.
Beans With A Kick! ( MJ’s Version )
1 pkg. Turkey Kielbasa, sliced
1 onion; diced
1 can great northern or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can rotel tomatoes
1 cup sofrito ( or a pack of Taco seasoning )
Mix all and place in crockpot. Cook on low 5 hours.