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Bayou Gumbo

bayou gumbo Entree
Bayou Gumbo
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 7 hr 50 min
  • Servings 6

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

Updated October 1, 2012

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

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  • 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.

  • 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."
  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
Saturated Fat
5g
Cholesterol
140mg
Sodium
720mg
Total Carbohydrate
54g
Dietary Fiber
4g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
28%
28%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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