Saturday, May 10, 2008

Kielbasa Potato Chowder

Kielbasa Potato Chowder

1/2 lb smoked kielbasa or polish sausage, but into 1/2 inch pieces
3 bacon strips, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 tsp chicken bullion granules
1/8 tsp pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup milk

In a large skillet, brown kielbasa and bacon; drain, reserving 1 tsp drippings. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until onion is tender.

In a large saucepan, bring broth and water to a boil. Add the potatoes, bouillon and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add the meat mixture and spinach; cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Reduce heat. Add milk. Cook 1 minute longer or until heated through. Yield 4 cups.

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