Cheesy Ground Beef, Kielbasa and Beans (Stove Top or Crock Pot)

“You can use any kind of dry smoked sausage for this. To make this in a crock pot, brown the first 6 ingredients in a skillet, place in the crock pot then add all remaining ingredients, cook covered on LOW setting for about 8 to 10 hours, stir in the cheese just before serving. This makes a lot, but it tastes even better served the next day! For this recipe the longer you cook it the better it will be so make this dish when you have a bit of time.”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot brown the ground beef with onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper and dried chili flakes (if using) until the meat is browned and cooked; drain fat.
  2. Add in the kielbasa sausage slices and cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the all remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer covered over medium-low heat for about 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  5. Uncover and simmer for another 30-35 minutes (the longer time you cook it the better it will be, you can cook it for 2 hours if desired!).
  6. Season with salt, pepper and Tabasco (if using).
  7. Stir in the cheese before serving.

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