Kielbasa & Kidney beans

This week I tried a recipe using a new protein – Kielbasa! To save calories, I used a a Turkey Smoked Sausage, which had 70 calories less per 2 oz. serving. That’s huge! And they in no way tasted “light” to me – full flavor! This recipe was so quick and easy – a keeper.

Kielbasa and Kidney Beans Recipe

Recipe from Taste of Home

I first sliced the pre-cooked sausage into 1/2” thick slices, which you’ll see two pictures down.


Into a cooking spray-coated skillet, I heated the sliced sausage for a few minutes, before stirring in chopped onion and red and green bell peppers. I let the mixture sauté for a few minutes, until the veggies had softened.


In the meantime, I stirred together these four ingredients…


…and then added them to the skillet.


The final step was to stir in a can of drained and rinsed kidney beans.


And that’s it! I served this over brown rice and it was delicious!


This recipe makes four servings (though between the two of us, we ate most of it – had a small dish with leftovers), and there are 511 calories per serving (not including brown rice). By using turkey sausage in place of regular kielbasa, 140 calories per serving are saved.

Kielbasa & Kidney Beans Rating: 9/10


Thumbs down Rant of the Day: I hate when people talk to me without giving me their full attention. Yes, please tell me things while your eyeballs are plastered on a glowing screen. Excellent.

Thumbs up Rave of the Day: Tomorrow I get my very first box of CSA veggies! I am pumped!

Note Currently listening to: Pushing Me Away – Linkin Park

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