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!

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
9 hrs 25 mins
stand:
8 hrs
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

  • 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

563.32 calories; 29.23 g protein; 43.35 g carbohydrates; 10.1 g dietary-fiber; 6.92 g sugars; 30.72 g fat; 13.29 g saturated-fat; 73.47 mg cholesterol; 556.77 IU vitamin-a-iu; 7.64 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.46 mg vitamin-b6; 14.4 mg vitamin-c; 220.58 mcg folate; 180.46 mg calcium; 7.33 mg iron; 123.51 mg magnesium; 1333.73 mg potassium; 1212.8 mg sodium; 0.47 mg thiamin; 276.44 calories-from-fat; 30 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 48 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 20 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 21 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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janngus
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.
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mommabee
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.
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janngus
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.
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mommabee
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.