Makes 6 servings.
Variation: Prepare step 1 in a 3-quart or larger slow cooker. Stir in sausage. Cook on LOW 4 hours. Stir in kale; cook 30 minutes.
Make ahead & freeze: Combine step 1 in a gallon freezer bag. Place Kielbasa in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.