Spicy Southwest Kielbasa Skillet

by FoodBabbles on December 22, 2010

Spicy Southwest Kielbasa Skillet - FoodBabbles.com

So as you all know by now, quick and easy one-dish meals are the name of the game a lot of the time in my house. With busy lives, that’s just sometimes the way to go. (And with no dishwasher, fewer dishes are always appreciated!)

So here we have a one dish wonder that combines smoky kielbasa with rice, onions, peppers and a kick of cayenne and chili powder. Vary the spice level to your tastes because HB always insists I make it too spicy no matter how much I back it down. What can I say? I like it hot.

The other common trend with the things I make (not so much with my baking but certainly with our meals) is that they tend to be relatively healthy. This dish definitely falls into that category.  This makes a great, quick weeknight meal and it also makes great leftovers. Quick? Easy? Healthy? One-dish?… it doesn’t get much better than that.



Spicy Southwest Kielbasa Skillet

30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Spicy Southwest Kielbasa Skillet

Smoky turkey kielbasa with peppers, onions and spices makes a healthy flavorful meal that comes together quick.


  • 1 lb turkey kielbasa, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of corn
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes (don't drain!)
  • 1 1/2 cup quick cooking brown rice, such as Minute brand
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 5 dashes of cayenne pepper (just wing it... I never measure this)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large, deep skillet lightly brown the kielbasa. Add the onions and peppers and cook until onions are translucent and peppers are tender.
  2. Add the tomatoes and corn to the pan. Add all the spices. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the rice. Return to a boil then reduce heat, cover and cook 15 minutes.



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Heather December 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Ooohhhhh! That looks delicious! We usually make kielbasa and onions with potato chunks and a ton of paprika, definitely going to try it this way!


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