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3/3/14 - Smoked Sausage Gumbo

3/3/14 - Smoked Sausage Gumbo

We decided to make this classic New Orleans-style dish the old fashioned way and we just know you're gonna love this hot and steamy gumbo. It's like a Mardi Gras parade of flavor in your mouth!

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 40 min

What You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaf
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound smoked sausage (like kielbasa), cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Grits, prepared according to package directions for 6 servings, warmed

What To Do:

  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, heat oil; add flour and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until roux is a golden caramel color, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the green pepper, celery, and onion and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients except grits, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over grits.
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