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Vegetable Gumbo Stew

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Enjoy this traditional vegetable stew – rich in flavor with rice, okra, lima beans, bell pepper and herbs. Perfect if you love African cuisine! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1/4
cup margarine or butter
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve vegetable broth
1/2
cup uncooked regular long grain rice
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
package (10 ounces) frozen cut okra, thawed and drained
1
package (10 ounces) frozen baby lima beans or black-eyed peas, thawed and drained

Steps

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  • 1
    Melt margarine in 3-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until deep golden brown. Stir in onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  • 2
    Gradually add broth, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in remaining ingredients except lima beans. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Stir in lima beans. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lima beans are hot.

Expert Tips

  • Cooking the flour and margarine until the color reaches a deep golden brown is the secret to the rich flavor in this gumbo.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value
Saturated Fat
13g
Cholesterol
30mg
Sodium
720mg
Total Carbohydrate
56g
Dietary Fiber
10g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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