Sausage Gumbo

Sausage Gumbo

A smoked sausage with vegetables & cooked rice - a delicious dinner prepared in a slow cooker.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

7:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1
pound fully cooked smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (10 ounces) frozen sliced okra, thawed and drained
1
tablespoon white vinegar
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
4
cups hot cooked rice, for serving
  1. Mix sausage, bell pepper, onion, garlic, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in okra, vinegar and pepper sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on high heat setting about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Serve gumbo over rice.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
Okra not only adds flavor, but as it cooks it helps to thicken the gumbo sauce. It's a popular vegetable throughout the South and is a signature ingredient for gumbos. In fact, the name gumbo is a derivation of the African word for "okra." This vegetable was brought to the South from Africa.
Ingredient Substitution
Some gumbos are made with a variety of meats instead of just sausage. Cut 1/2 pound of skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, beef round steak or ham into 1/2-inch pieces, and add with 1/2 pound of sliced sausage. Or use a little of each to equal a pound of meat.
Finishing Touch
Adding greens to your gumbo is a symbol for good luck. Place about 4 cups of fresh spinach on top of the cooked gumbo. Cover the cooker and let it stand about 10 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Stir the spinach into the gumbo before serving.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 305
    • (Calories from Fat 145),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 820mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
  • Protein 11g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.