Lima Bean and Kielbasa Soup

Lima Bean and Kielbasa Soup

Slice the sausage and chop the vegetables - your dinner will get ready in slow cooker till you come back home in the night.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

10:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

1
package (16 ounces) dried lima beans, sorted and rinsed
1
pound kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2
medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 cup)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
6
cups water
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  1. Mix all ingredients except tomatoes in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat setting 10 to 12 hours or until beans are tender.
  3. Stir in tomatoes.
  4. Cover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until hot.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
Kielbasa is a smoked sausage that is usually made of pork but sometimes has beef added. "Kielbasa," "kielbasy" or "Polish sausage" are all names for this flavorful sausage. Use turkey kielbasa for a lower-fat soup.
Ingredient Substitution
You can used other dried beans for the limas, such as great Northern, navy, kidney or cannellini beans, and the cooking time will not change. Or use 2 cups of mixed dried beans by mixing different beans together to add a variety of shapes and color to the soup.
This recipe makes a big batch. Enjoy a meal now and freeze the remaining soup for later. If you freeze it in an airtight container, it will keep up to a month. When your mouth is watering for kielbasa and bean soup, just thaw it in the refrigerator and heat it.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 215
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.