A hearty and satisfying Polish stew with cannellini beans, bacon, and kielbasa. Served with crusty bread it's a meal that sticks to the bones, perfect for a cold winter's night!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Directions

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  • Place cannellini beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let soak 8 hours to overnight. Drain and add to a large pot. Cover with fresh water and cook on low heat until beans are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat while beans are cooking. Add bacon and sausage and cook until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer meats to a bowl, reserving some of the grease in the skillet.

  • Cook onions in the reserved grease until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add to bowl with meats.

  • Stir meat mixture, bay leaves, and allspice into the cooked beans and bring to a simmer. Add tomatoes, marjoram, garlic, salt, and pepper and continue to simmer, 10 to 15 minutes. Add water if there is not enough liquid in the pot.

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat, add flour, and stir into a paste. Remove from heat and add to stew; stir in paprika powder. Simmer until stew has thickened, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

817 calories; protein 47g; carbohydrates 89.4g; fat 31.4g; cholesterol 73.5mg; sodium 1225.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
I did make some changes including using 3 cans of beans instead of dried turkey sausage turkey bacon bits and minced onion. Did not use flour or butter. However the stew was still thick and tasty and gave us a new dinner dish for the fall and winter. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
I did make some changes including using 3 cans of beans instead of dried turkey sausage turkey bacon bits and minced onion. Did not use flour or butter. However the stew was still thick and tasty and gave us a new dinner dish for the fall and winter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2018
We really enjoyed this stew. I omitted the tomatoes and used about 1/2 a teaspoon paprika. I also did not use butter and flour to thicken. I used corn starch instead. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2019
I really liked it Not something I would normally make - very happy with this soup Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2019
I was in a hurry so used canned beans and I had to use ground allspice instead of the berries. Nonetheless it was super delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
I made this recipe just as written and it was terrific. Leftovers were gone the next day. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2018
I too used canned cannellini beans. Used 4 cans. Stew was perfect thickness without roux. Next time I might decrease the allspice a tad and add smoky paprika. I also might cook bacon and sausage separately so can get each done as desired. We tried this on an exceptionally cold early fall night and found it a delightfully filling and tasty meal. Served with salad and crusty sourdough bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2019
Good recipe for winter months of soup making it's a keeper. No changes made thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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