My GMO-Free and Organic One-Skillet Kielbasa, Green Beans & Potatoes is shamelessly simple and easy to make it’s almost ridiculous. This tasty filling low-cost dish combines Smoked Kielbasa, Onion, Red Potatoes, Organic Green Beans, organic diced Tomatoes with chiles and Corn in one-skillet for a delicious recipe with less of a mess to clean-up after dinner.
Kielbasa is a favorite of my son and husband, secretly I have wondered if they both have Polish blood lines they love it so much. It’s the wonder meat on crazy nights and seemly goes well with so many things thankfully. You honestly can’t go wrong with a good Polish Smoked Sausage (Kielbasa) and potatoes together, the flavors seem to enhance one another so well.
Sometimes I want to just get dinner accomplished and relax after a hard day at work, I don’t feel like cleaning a pile of dishes or scouring pots and pans . In my book, you can easily satisfy comfort food cravings with easy one-skillet meals and still come out smelling like a rose by tossing all your ingredients into a single skillet and you have no-stress, no-mess recipes for any night of the week. Dinner doesn’t get much easier or become more convenient than this, so grab that Cast iron skillet or metal skillet and let’s get cooking!
One-Skillet Smoked Kielbasa, Green Beans & Potatoes
- 2 pounds smoked organic Polish kielbasa, sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 6 medium red potatoes,cut 1×1 in size
- 1 can of diced organic tomatoes with chiles
- 1 cup frozen organic green beans,
- 1/2 cup organic corn kernels fresh or organic frozen, non-GMO verified
- 1/8 of a teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- kosher salt, to taste
- freshly ground peppercorns, to taste
- On burner set to medium heat place cast iron skillet or metal skillet to heat for a few moments, add sliced smoked Polish Kielbasa to the pan and let cook for about 1-2 minutes before adding other ingredients.
- Add chopped onion to skillet, then add 1×1 sized pieces of potatoes to pan turning in the light oil that renders from Smoked Kielbasa, add 1 can of organic diced tomatoes with chiles, reduce heat to simmer.
- Add 1 cup of frozen organic 1/2 cup of organic frozen corn to cast iron skillet , 1/8 of a teaspoon Cajun seasoning, kosher salt and pepper to taste.
- Place a lid on cast iron skillet ( if you do not have a matching lid use one from another skillet or stock pot) cook on low for 15-20 minutes or till potatoes are done to taste.
FAQ about One-Skillet Kielbasa, Green Beans & Potatoes
What exactly is Kielbasa? Kielbasa is a type of Central and Eastern European sausage that is a huge staple of Polish cuisine and comes in dozens of varieties, smoked or fresh, made with pork, beef, turkey, lamb, chicken or veal.
Do you have a particular brand you use? The best quality and taste of smoked Kielbasa will always come from a local butcher that specializes in European and Polish organic specialty items. However, if that is not an option or budget friendly for you most grocers have a decent store brand of Smoked Kielbasa that you might enjoy.
I noticed you mention using organic items but I am concerned with GMO’s, corn has a notorious reputation for being genetically modified… I would recommend using a non-GMO brand, there are several on the worldwide web. Also, speak to your local farmers, they will be able to provide verifying information on the contents of their organic corn and or vegetables. You will always be able to identify non-GMO products sold by a non-GMO seal on the packaging such as this one located below. For more information about the Non-GMO Project please click the image.
I can not afford organic grocery items what should I do? Organic produce is simply a more healthy option, it is not written in stone. If you are unable to pay higher prices there is no shame, one option I might recommend is doing a little home gardening using organic pesticides from natural sources versus chemicals and freezing or canning your own produce.
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