Easy Cheesy Kielbasa With Beans


1 pound ground chuck

1 large green bell pepper, diced

1 large onion, chopped

1 pound kielbasa sausage, thinly sliced

2 (10¾-ounce) cans tomato soup, undiluted

1 (14½-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (10-ounce) can diced tomato and green chiles, undrained

4 (16-ounce) cans pinto beans, undrained

4 (15-ounce) cans pork and beans, undrained

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon 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 chuck mixture, tomato soup, and next 6 ingredients.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Stir in cheese.

Note: To prepare in a slow cooker, brown ground chuck and sausage as directed. Place ground chuck mixture, sausage and next 7 ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cook, covered, on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Stir in cheese just before serving.

Yield 12 servings