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Pinto Beans with Kielbasa

Sauced-up sausage, tomatoes, green pepper and onion accompany two kinds of beams in this warm main dish from Gloria Slater of Seaford, Delaware. Serve hearty helpings with a salad and rolls for a filling supper.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a Dutch oven, saute the onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until heated through.

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  • Ron
    Feb 8, 2021

    I added 16 oz ov vegetable stock since the recipe had little liquid- it made a big difference Ron

    Dec 6, 2010

    This chili-type recipe is delicious! I can't believe it tasted even better the next night. I'm glad I doubled the recipe since my family loved it.

  • moongrrl
    Aug 25, 2010

    I used Mexican stewed tomatoes and added about a teaspoon of dried oregano to spice this dish up a little more, and I served it over rice. I will probably add another can of beans next time I make it.

  • rlittleb
    Jul 12, 2010

    So tasty, and easy to make. Definitely a new family favorite!

  • kimmydee2
    Mar 17, 2010

    I have been making this recipe for my family since it came out in the Premier Issue of Light and Tasty in 2001....I slightly added to the recipe by adding a can or two of kidney beans as well and my family always loves this delicious hearty and warm dish. Its hard to stop at one bowl or even two and leftovers don't last long!!!! This is a five star recipe....