I saw this in Bon Appetit yesterday and decided to keep it. I'll bet a dollar to a doughnut that the recipe originally called for Linguica, but was changed to kielbasa for the masses. If you can't find smoked Linguica or Kielbasa, Andouille would also be a good substitute. I hope to try this when it gets cooler (like October -- grin)! Hope it appeals to you, too.
Combine all ingredients in large pot. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer until thick, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours. Season with pepper. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead; refrigerate. Rewarm before serving.)
Recipe from Benton's Restaurant, Florence, South Carolina. Courtesy of Bon Appetit, July, 1991.
Posted by Shelley Rodgers. Courtesy of Fred Peters.