Johnny G's Sausage & Beans

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
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"My husband loves kielbasa and he often requests it made with beans. In this recipe, not only can you use kielbasa, but hot dogs (as franks and beans), or good country sausage, can also be used, but in my opinion, smoked sausage of any of these mentioned here, is best. This also makes a great pot-luck option, pleasing young and old."

Original recipe yields 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (126.9 g)
  • Calories 122
  • Total Fat - 3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.2 mg
  • Sodium - 317.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 16.4 g
  • Protein - 2.3 g
  • Calcium - 34.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Over a stovetop grill, cook kielbasa until smokey and outer skins are marked with grill marks. If you prefer, you can skip this step, but it provides additional smokiness and flavor to your dish. My husband prefers it this way, as he says, it prevents the sausage from being lame and mushy.

Step 2

Meanwhile, to a heated skillet or saucepan, add oil. Once oil is hot, add onions and saute until golden. Add beans to the skillet along with all remaining ingredients.

Step 3

Once sausages are cooked and marked, cut each into pieces (whatever size you prefer). Add to the bean mixture and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid starts to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 or so minutes. (Depending on how much liquid is in each can, you may want to reduce it further uncovered, up to your taste and discretion.)

NOTE: You can also, cook this in a slow-cooker as well, by cooking the onions in a skillet first and then adding all remaining ingredients. If you prefer, you can also cook the sausage over a stove-top grill as indicated in the method above before placing it in your slow-cooker, except leaving it in the skillet for less time, because it will cook enough in the slow-cooker, but it's all up to you.

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Tags : Dinner