Quick and Easy Kielbasa Stew

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

My family loves this recipe. I've seen lots of variations of kielbasa stews on here, but never one with green beans. Trust me, it is worth trying!


  1. Slice kielbasa into 1/4" slices (For mine, I half the kielbasa first, because I have young children I also use the skinless variety for the same reason).
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 1" cubes.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a large pot with just enough water to cover, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
  5. The longer this recipe simmers, the better it is Allowing it to cook longer does let the potatoes start to fall apart, but it just gives the"stew" a nice texture It honestly is just that easy, my kids are very picky and they eat it up It's even better the next day.


Most Helpful

Wonderful. Yummy and easy. I made this for the first time last night and my husband loved it so much he has some for breakfast this morning! Quiet a compliment from the granola bar and out the door guy! I can't wait to make it for the kids.

Kitchen Witch 164 September 07, 2005

This is so easy and tasty! I made it with Bocca smoked "sausage." The recipe didn't say whether to drain the beans or not, so I didn't, so I hardly needed any cooking water. Since I wasn't using real meat, I added a couple of tablespoons of margarine to add lend a little substance to it. When it was done it didn't have that much of a stew texture, so I took out my potato masher and smushed it up just enough to thicken it, leaving most of it in the original sized pieces. The result: a tender, flavorful pot of stew that the whole family loved. Great recipe, even with the substitution. I'll make it again for sure.

Linorama June 20, 2005

A friend of my sister's made this recipe when he catered her wedding. It is delicious! I have been searching everywhere for it to serve at my youngest daughter's grad bash. My sister says her friend called this recipe "Hillbilly Beans". Thanks for coming through with this recipe Samantha! I'll re-review after the gala event!

JustJan May 18, 2005

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