Crockpot Gumbo

I've been wanting to try some new crockpot recipes lately. Something similar to this popped up on my Pinterest feed that I was interested in trying. Unfortunately the other one wasn't quite something I wanted to make so I googled around to find this crockpot gumbo recipe. Patrick was a little skeptical at first but after he tasted it he agreed that it was a good choice!

Crockpot Gumbo with Smoked Sausage from Taste of Home
   Prep time 20 min | Cook time 4 hours | Serves 5
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped > I used red bell pepper
1 medium carrot, chopped > I used two carrots
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 pound Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces > I substituted a smoked turkey sausage
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Hot cooked rice > We served with brown rice

   In a large skillet, saute the celery, onion, green pepper and carrot in oil until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth (I found that I needed 1 1/2 cups broth). Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
   Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the sausage, tomatoes, oregano, thyme and cayenne. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Serve with rice.

This is a great crockpot recipe for all this snowy wintry weather!

1 comment:

  1. Have never had much gumbo but bet this was good on a cold night.