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Monday, September 14, 2009

Crock Pot Kielbasa Soup

I am really starting to look forward to soup season. That's funny coming from me, since up until about 6 years ago, I hated soup. I was not a fan at all. But over the past 6 or so years, I've really been enjoying soup a lot!

Kielbasa Soup is one of our favorites and it's excellent paired with Corn Bread Casserole.

Here's the recipe for the soup:

Kielbasa Soup

58 oz. fat-free chicken broth (four 14.5 oz cans)
16 oz. reduced-fat kielbasa, cut in half lengthwise and then slice
15 oz. canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
4 medium carrots, chopped
3 medium celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 tsp. thyme
14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes, with juice

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients, except tomatoes*, in crock pot. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for at least 6 hours or until beans are tender.

Stir in tomatoes*; cover and cook on high-heat setting until heated through, about 15 minutes more.

8 servings (heaping cup)

* I add the tomatoes at the beginning when all of the other ingredients are added to the crock pot.

I found this recipe when I was a member of Weight Watchers online.

3 points (be careful though, I sometimes use regular kielbasa and the points value jumped to 7.)

For more great recipes, go to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, or Tasty Tuesday, or Tuesdays at the Table.

And for more tasty crock pot recipes, go to Crock Pot Wednesday, hosted by Dining with Debbie.

Also, be sure to check out the October Fest Carnival of Super Foods hosted by Katie at Kitchen Stewardship. October 1st will be all about beans!

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great recipe for cooler weather!! Happy TMTT.

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  2. Sounds yummy...of course I do not get the good polish kilbasa like we would get in bridesburg growing up. I will have to try this one.

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  3. Lisa, It's really good! This recipe is a keeper! And, yes, the cooler the weather, the better it tastes! MMmm!

    Jeanine, I know this doesn't help you, but we found really great kielbasa a few towns over from us. It's awesome...WAY better than Bridesburg kielbasa! I've tried this soup with just the standard, vacuum packed stuff in the meat section of the supermarket too. Works just fine. But take the recipe along with you on your next visit back East and make it while your here! LOL!

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  4. This sounds wonderful! I LOVE soup season :)

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  5. Welcome to Tempt My Tummy and Tasty Tuesdays! Your soup sounds delish! Great for those upcoming colder days and nights!

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  6. This recipe sounds good especially on a rainy day like today! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Welcome to Tasty Tuesday! I love soup, and this recipe sounds great! I will have to try it soon!

    Jane

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  8. Sounds fabulous! We love soup and have it once a week in our cold WY winters. Definitely adding this to the rotation:)

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  9. I would love for you to post this for Crock Pot Wednesday at Dining With Debbie. Come check it out.

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  10. Wow! Thanks for all the great comments and welcoming me to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday! Let me know if you decide to try the soup....it's not my original recipe, but still would love to hear how you like it!

    Debbie, thanks for the invite, I'll have to check it out! Plus, I'd love to find more crock pot recipes!!!

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  11. This looks great! I'm all about slow cooker recipes.

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  12. I'm 50% Polish, so anything with kielbasa is a winner in my book, although I'd stick with the real stuff made in my hometown. :)
    Thanks, Katie

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