Black Bean Soup with Kielbasa

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.3
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.2 mg
  • Sodium: 253.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Black Bean Soup with Kielbasa calories by ingredient

Number of Servings: 8


    1 whole bag of dried black beans
    3 onions chopped
    4 cloves of garlic, minced
    3 tbsp. olive oil
    8 cups of water
    2 bay leaves
    black pepper to taste
    fresh parsley
    3 links low fat kielbasa, cut in half and then quartered
    1/3 cup dry sherry


Step 1: Rinse the beans and then put into a large pot with 8 cups of water and let soak OVERNIGHT.

Step 2: The next day, drain the beans. Place in a large pot with 8 cups of fresh water. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: In a large sauté pan, put the olive oil in and heat over medium heat. Put in the onions, garlic, and parsley and sauté until soft.

Step 4: Add onion mixture to black beans, along with the bay leaves and black pepper.

Step 5: Cut the kielbasa in half, then in half again (quarter it), then cut into bite sized chunks. I had 3 links of kielbasa, and I used all 3 of them in this recipe. Traditionally you would use a ham hock. You could also used diced ham. Add kielbasa to the pot.

Step 6: Simmer over low heat, stirring often for 2-3 hours, until the soup thickens. Keep the lid of the pot tilted to allow steam to escape, and check the level of soup. If you need to add water, add it 1 cup at a time. Add the sherry last, and simmer for 5 minutes more.

You can eat this as a hearty soup, or add rice or another grain for a more substantial meal.

Serving Size: Makes 8 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIVEDAILY.