Bayou Gumbo

Bayou Gumbo

Come home to a flavorful hearty gumbo made with sausage, rice, okra and other veggies.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

7:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2
pound smoked pork sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2
cups frozen cut okra
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
large green bell pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
3
cups water
1
package (12 ounces) frozen cooked peeled and deveined medium shrimp, rinsed
  1. Mix flour and oil in 1-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture turns reddish brown.
  2. Place flour-oil mixture in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients except rice, water and shrimp.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until okra is tender.
  4. About 25 minutes before serving, cook rice in 3 cups water as directed on package. Meanwhile, stir shrimp into gumbo. Cover and cook on low heat setting 20 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
Okra is a signature ingredient for gumbo. The vegetable, which is popular in the South, adds flavor and helps thicken the sauce. The name gumbo actually is a derivation of the African word for "okra."
Serving Suggestion
Bake your favorite corn bread muffins, and serve them hot from the oven with plenty of creamy honey-butter. They're ideal companions to this spicy Creole specialty. Serve with a pitcher of cool and refreshing iced tea and slices of whipped cream-topped pecan pie for dessert.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 500
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 140mg;
  • Sodium 720mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.