I came across a recipe for Polska Kielbasa Stew a few months ago when I had a couple of pieces of sausage to use, but didn’t feel like just throwing it into a pot of tomato sauce. This is a very hearty stew that bodes well to additions and substitutions.
For this particular meal, I used some fresh pepper and onion sausage I picked up from Harris Teeter. They have one of the best grocery store fresh sausages.
1 pound sausage cut into bite size chunks
1 small onion chopped
4 carrots sliced
1 can red kidney beans (15 ounces), drained and rinsed
1 can cannellini beans (15 ounces), drained and rinsed
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cups water
1.5 cups frozen chicken broth (I used this because I had it on hand, you need about 3-4 cups chicken broth)
3 tablespoons minced garlic (or 3 garlic cloves – I didn’t have any fresh garlic on hand)
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Adobo to taste
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces), undrained (optional)
1 1/2 cups pasta of your choice (optional)
1. Heat a couple of drizzles of olive oil in saucepan over medium high heat
2. Add sausage and brown for 3-4 minutes
3. Add onions and garlic and brown until translucent, 3 minutes
4. Add broth, kidney beans, cannellini beans, carrots, and seasoning
5. Simmer for 20-25 minutes
I left out the pasta and tomatoes this time. I served this with some nice bread from Panera Bread.