Easy Cheesy Kielbasa with Beans
A hearty, flavorful pot of beans with ground beef, kielbasa sausage and cheddar cheese in a well-seasoned tomato sauce.
1 pound ground beef
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 pound kielbasa sausage, thinly sliced
2 (10.75-ounce) cans tomato soup, undiluted
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomato and green chilies, undrained
4 (16-ounce) cans pinto beans, undrained
4 (15-ounce) cans pork and beans, undrained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Cook first 3 ingredients in a stockpot over medium-high heat, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove from pot, and drain.
- Brown sausage in stockpot; drain and return to pot. Add ground beef mixture, tomato soup, and next 6 ingredients.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in cheese.
Makes 12 servings.
Slow Cooker Method: To prepare in a slow cooker, brown ground beef and sausage as directed. Place ground chuck mixture, sausage, and next 7 ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cook, covered, at LOW 8 to 10 hours. Stir in cheese just before serving.