Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a quick and easy one-dish meal that I concocted one hectic Christmas shopping/baking season when it seemed we were eating takeout all the time. My kids loved it and I've been making it ever since. I only listed this as 4 servings because everyone usually has seconds.
- 1 lb kielbasa (can use Smoked Sausage)
- 2 (15 1/4 ounce) cans green beans (can use 1 bag frozen)
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 1 (15 1/4 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- Cut kielbasa into 1" chunks and place in Dutch oven or large pan.
- Add enough water to completely cover the meat and cook on high till it comes to a boil.
- Meanwhile, peel potatoes and the onion, and cut into eighths; drain the green beans.
- Let kielbasa boil for 2 minutes to extract the grease.
- Lower the heat and skim off all grease and foam; discard.
- Turn heat to high again and add vegetables, chicken broth and seasonings to pot; stir to combine.
- If necessary, add enough water to bring the liquid level to about 1" below top of the ingredients.
- Bring to a boil; lower heat to simmer and cover.
- Cook for 20 minutes.
- Serve in soup bowls with crusty bread, which is delicious dipped into the broth.
- NOTE: If frozen green beans are used, put them in with the kielbasa to cook for 7 extra minutes before adding the potatoes and onion; then cook for 20 more minutes.
Very tasty and easy. I used canned green beans (using the liquid from one can). I used seasoned salt and a few shakes of garlic powder. I used red potatoes so I didn't have to peel (yay!). I also cooked this until the potatoes were soft enough to thicken the liquid some. I didn't use chicken broth; I just threw a chicken bouillon cube into the water as it cooked.
I make a very similar dish, only without the broth, I just use a little of the liquid one of the cans of green beans. Also, I use turkey smoked sausage, that way I don't have to drain the grease. saves a step, healthier, and tastes great. This dish works well in the crockpot too.
WOW, this was delicious! I made it like Shana C and we ate it all. Yes we did all have seconds lol. Thanks for the recipe Suze K