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Easy Cheesy Kielbasa with Beans

Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage, thinly sliced
  • 2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 (14 1/2-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 (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Brown sausage in stockpot; drain and return to pot. Add ground chuck mixture, tomato soup, and next 6 ingredients.

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

  4. 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, at LOW 8 to 10 hours. Stir in cheese just before serving.