1 medium onion, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled or scrubbed, chopped 1 stalk of celery, sliced 2 large cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 medium potato, peeled, diced 2 cups beef or chicken broth 1 28oz tin, diced tomatoes 4-6 oz lean kielbasa sausage, cubed 1 19oz tin black beans, or your favorite canned beans
1. Heat large pot with low fat cooking spray. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook and stir over medium heat until vegetables begin to soften.
2. Stir in garlic, oregano, potato, broth and tomatoes; heat to boiling. Stir in Kielbasa. Cover and simmer gently for at least 1/2 hour to blend flavours.
3. Drain and rinse beans. Add to soup. Heat until hot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crusty bread. (Even better the next day)
** We love this soup. You can prepare it ahead for a gathering and instead of simmering for 1/2 hour, put it in your crockpot on low and add the beans. By the time you are ready to eat (try to make it at least a half an hour) it will be ready to go. Great for potluck as it only gets better the longer it sits.
Awesome! I left out the potatoes because they raise the glycemic index count. Substituted chicken for keilbasa, added 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed in cold water( a slurry)and it thickened great and was fantastic! It will be tommorrows lunch too.
I made this a few nights ago and it was AMAZING!!! And it's great that it makes loads of leftovers and they taste even better the next day! I will definitely be making this one again. Thanks for the great recipe! Tip: Use more than 1 potato and type of bean & no salt, the kielbasa is salty enough
I left out the carrot, celery and potato. Doubled the beans, kielbasa, and broth. The tomatoes I added had green chilies in them and I threw in a can of corn. It was awesome and very spicy. Will definetly make again.
Wonderful soup! Left out the celery and carrots. Added a can of Rotel tomatoes which gave it enough spice. Also added some fresh corn and used turkey smoked sausage. Hubby and I decided this was a keeper!
Made this tonight using my slow cooker. I put all but the sausage (used turkey) and beans in cooker. I added them at the last half hour of cooking along with 1 tsp. of cajun seasong. Serve it with a salad and bread sticks. My husband loved it...will make again.
Great soup.... I used 2 cups of broth and add two more cups of water. I did not have celery so I replaced it with cabbage! Great way to make good use of sausages (leftover in my case). Thanks for posting! Will make this again!
Added an extra potato since canned black beans usually come in only 15 oz cans. Used a turkey smoked sausage and added chili powder and a bit of crushed red pepper to make up for the zest the kielbasa would offer. The sausage soaked the spices up great! Topped with a dollop of light sour cream.
Made 'as is' and my husband and I really liked it. Needed a new way to cook both black beans and sausage so this we perfect! Will reduce tomatoes by half next time and add some more spices! Thank you for the recipe!
simply excellent soup. i added extra carrots, celery, and used italian-style crushed tomatoes. this has become a new family slow cooker favorite and will be made again! thanks for sharing such a great recipe!