Baked Bean & Kielbasa Stew
Garnish this stew with a scarecrow face made from cheese and you’re sure to get a big smile from your little goblins.
1 large (1 cup) onion, chopped
1 medium (1 cup) green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup shredded or matchstick carrots
1 (14-ounce) package turkey kielbasa, sliced 1/4 inch, cut in half*
1 (28-ounce) can baked beans
1 (15.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Whole grain tortilla chips
Shoestring potato sticks
Shredded or matchstick carrots
Melt butter in large saucepan until sizzling; add onion, bell pepper and carrots. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender.
Reduce heat to medium; add kielbasa. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4-6 minutes or until kielbasa begins to brown. Stir in all remaining stew ingredients. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook 20 minutes to blend flavors.
Spoon stew into individual serving bowls. To create scarecrow faces, cut each slice of cheese with 3-inch pumpkin or round cookie cutter. Cut triangles for eyes using sharp knife. Place cheese cut-outs onto bowls of stew. Immediately place shoestring potato sticks on each side of cheese for hair; place tortilla chip on top part of cheese for hat. Create mouth of scarecrow with shredded carrots.
*Substitute hot dogs, cut into 1/4-inch slices.
- For an anytime meal, sprinkle each bowl of stew with shredded Cheddar cheese and crushed tortilla chips.
- This stew can be made ahead and frozen up to one month. Thaw in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts (1 cup)
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Recipe #13798©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.