Smoked Sausage Stew

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Bring home the flavors of the bayou with Smoked Sausage Stew. This saucy skillet dinner is served over rice and serves a crowd. Go ahead, and add this to your regular menu rotation.

The smoked sausage combined with green peppers, onion, diced tomatoes and Lima beans creates an easy, yet hearty meal perfect for a weeknight meal.

Stew with Smoked Sausage and Peppers

I love smoked sausage recipes (AKA kielbasa recipes).  It’s one of those ingredients that I keep at all times in the refrigerator. Sometimes, I fry it up to eat as a sandwich or other times, I use it as the protein in a casserole or skillet meal.

In this recipe, I fry up smoked sausage with onions and peppers, and then simmer it in a tomato-based sauce.  I add frozen lima beans to my kielbasa stew but you are more than welcome to substitute in frozen okra or omit it completely. Try serving over cooked rice as the perfect vessel to soak up all the bayou-inspired flavors.

 

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Smoked Sausage Stew Recipe

Kielbasa stew is a quick recipe that you can make on a busy weeknight, or make it on the weekend, and reheat it later on in the week. The flavors will improve as it sits in the refrigerator.

The flavors are bayou inspired with a tomato based sauce that coats peppers, onions, smoked sausage and lima beans.  I honestly think there’s no way you can screw this recipe up.  Use a little more or a little less, and kielbasa skillet will still turn out tasty.

If you like the flavors of Louisiana, check out our Jambalaya with Ham recipe.

Smoked Sausage Stew Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Smoked Sausage
  • Green Peppers
  • Onion
  • Tomato Paste
  • Garlic
  • Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Frozen Lima Beans

If you aren’t a fan of Lima Beans, substitute Okra or leave them out completely.

Full ingredient list with amounts can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

How to Make Smoked Sausage Stew with Peppers:

  1. Saute smoked sausage, green peppers and onions in olive oil until the vegetables are soft.
  2. Add tomato paste and minced garlic, and stir for 30 seconds.
  3. To the mixture, add broth, lima beans and undrained diced tomatoes.
  4. Simmer uncovered until beans are tender and the sauce is thick.
  5. If desired, add hot sauce to taste.
  6. Serve over cooked rice.

For the full recipe for bayou sausage stew, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Kielbasa Skillet Stew:

  • Frozen okra could be substituted for frozen lima beans.
  • Use whatever type of smoked sausage you prefer including turkey, polish, kielbasa. The sky is the limit.
  • The amounts of most of these ingredients can be varied if you are trying to use up what’s in the fridge. That’s the best part of making a stew – you can’t really screw it up.
  • Serve this kielbasa stew over cooked rice.  I love making brown rice as a healthy alternative to white.
  • If you like your bayou stew hot, add hot sauce to taste.
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More Smoked Sausage Recipes:

Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Potato Casserole

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Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

This one pot wonder consists of a buttery blend of fried cabbage, smoked sausage, carrots, potatoes and onions. Skillet Smoked Sausage and Cabbage is a quick meal that your entire family will enjoy.

Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Vegetable Casserole

 

Smoked Sausage Stew

Bring home the flavors of the bayou with Smoked Sausage Stew. This saucy skillet dinner is served over rice and serves a crowd.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bayou sausage stew, kielbasa recipes, kielbasa skillet stew, kielbasa stew, smoked sausage recipes, smoked sausage stew, smoked sausage stew with peppers
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 13 ounces smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 green peppers, diced small
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 14.5 ounces chicken or vegetable broth
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Saute smoked sausage, peppers and onions until vegetables are soft, approximately 5 minutes.
    Bring home the flavors of the bayou with Smoked Sausage Stew. This saucy skillet dinner is served over rice and serves a crowd.  
  • Add tomato paste and minced garlic, stir for 30 minutes.
    Bring home the flavors of the bayou with Smoked Sausage Stew. This saucy skillet dinner is served over rice and serves a crowd.  
  • Add broth, undrained diced tomatoes and lima beans.
    Bring home the flavors of the bayou with Smoked Sausage Stew. This saucy skillet dinner is served over rice and serves a crowd.  
  • Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until the lima beans are tender and the sauce is thick, approximately 15-20 minutes.
    Bring home the flavors of the bayou with Smoked Sausage Stew. This saucy skillet dinner is served over rice and serves a crowd.  
  • Add hot sauce to taste, if desired. Serve over cooked rice.
    Bring home the flavors of the bayou with Smoked Sausage Stew. This saucy skillet dinner is served over rice and serves a crowd.  

Notes

  • Frozen okra could be substituted for frozen lima beans.
  • Use whatever type of smoked sausage you prefer including turkey, polish, kielbasa. The sky is the limit.
  • The amounts of most of these ingredients can be varied if you are trying to use up what's in the fridge. That's the best part of making a stew---you can't really screw it up. 
  • Serve this kielbasa stew over cooked rice.  I love making brown rice as a healthy alternative to white. 
  • If you like your bayou stew hot, add hot sauce to taste. 
  • Looking for more smoked sausage recipes? Try Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Potato Casserole and Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg

This post is sponsored by the Glass Barn, Indiana Soybean and Corn Farmers but all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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