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Slow Cooker Beans with Kielbasa

SERVINGS
10-12
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
5 hours

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package Coleman Natural Polish Kielbasa, sliced into 1-inch rounds
  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
Variation
Substitute zucchini for summer squash.

INSTRUCTIONS

1 Wash the beans and soak overnight (or 8 hours) in cold water.

2 In the morning, drain the beans and dump into slow cooker. Stir in chili powder, onion, squash (if using) and add water.

3 Cover the slow cooker and cook on high until beans are very tender, about 5 hours.

4 Add kielbasa rounds to slow cooker and cook another 20-30 minutes, until heated through and flavors have a chance to meld.

5 Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Tip
Add sautéed greens or a grain like rice as a side to make it a meal.

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