Kielbasa With White Beans and Tomato

Recipe for Kielbasa and White Bean Hot Pot
Becky Luigart-Stayner


1 tablespoon butter
1 turkey kielbasa sausage (16 ounces), sliced into coins
2 cans (15.5 ounces each) cannellini beans, with liquid
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, for topping


Melt butter in a large skillet or hot pot over medium-high heat. Add kielbasa and lightly brown on each side. Add beans, tomatoes, sugar, basil, and salt and pepper. Stir. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in spinach right before serving. Remove from heat. Pass Parmesan at the table.


Makes 4 servings.

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Has anyone tried adding garlic to this??


I've been making a dish like this for more years than I can remember. YUM! I usually use heartier greens such as kale or collards as I seldom buy spinach. My only change to to this recipe (since I have HB) is to use sodium free whenever possible. There is plenty in the sausage so I don't add extra. Salt free canned tomatoes can be found almost everywhere and last but not least, ALWAYS drain and rinse your canned beans, whether or not you're watching your salt intake. Rinsing helps to reduce the "noisy/odorous" results of eating beans for some folks. Enough of a reason for me!