“Man, D&E are on a kielbasa fix this week!” You got that right, it also goes along with our easy-cook-and-clean-meals theme for this week. But don’t worry, we’ll have another theme ready for you next week!
As you will see below, this recipe does call for a lot of ingredients. But, the majority of the items you might have on hand already. If not, feel free to improvise with the sauce (that’s pretty much what we do).
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Kielbasa and Beans
Healthier than our “Kielbasa and Potatoes” recipe, this recipe is super-fun to improvise and customize to your liking. Yes grasshopper, you finally are cooking on your own now…
- Servings – 3 to 4
- Prep time – 5 minutes
- Cook time – 15 minutes
- 1lb of your favorite kielbasa (again: low fat, or low sodium, or fresh from a butcher)
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/2 green pepper
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of steak sauce
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (15 ounce) can of white kidney or cannelini beans
- 2 tablespoons ketchup (Heinz of course!)
- 1 tablespoon of mustard
1. Cut your kielbasa into 1/2 inch coins diagonally, just like in our previous post.
2. Chop both peppers and onion into small pieces (save the other half of the peppers for one of our recipes for next week). Since this is the first recipe post with peppers, please refer to this for help.
3. In your pan, cook the kielbasa on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. If you are not using a non-stick pan, use 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to prevent the kielbasa from sticking.
4. Turn the heat down to medium and flip the kielbasa so the other side can brown. Add in your peppers and onions around the kielbasa and cook until the kielbasa is lightly browned and the veggies become tender. Another 4-5 minutes.
5. Combine the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, steak sauce, ketchup, and mustard and add to the pan.
6. Rinse and drain your can of beans and add to the pan. Cook until the beans are heated and the sauce is bubbly. Taste to make sure the flavor is what you like; if not adjust with the ketchup, steak sauce, and/or brown sugar.
7. Serve over rice or on its own (like we prefer) and enjoy!
Tell us how this recipe worked out for you and if you have any suggestions for the sauce in the comments below!