Polish Sausage and Navy Bean Soup
Serve this hearty bean, potato, cabbage, and sausage soup with a loaf of crusty bread for a nourishing winter meal. Polish sausages, or kielbasa, can be made from many different types of meat, and can also be either smoked or raw. I prefer to use smoked beef sausages, but use whatever type of sausage you prefer. Serve with plenty of fresh dill, or extra dried dill!
Place the beans into a medium-sized bowl or 4-cup liquid glass measure and cover with a few inches of water. Let them soak on your counter for a minimum of 8 hours, or up to 24 hours. Then rinse and drain the beans using a fine mesh strainer.