I guess this is what I get for trying a “Gumbo Recipe” that came with my new crockpot (really cool by the way, it has 2, 4, and 6 quart sized bowls!). While it was quite wonderful, I don’t think I can call it Gumbo without offending my neighbors. The name refers to my mild success with some vegan sausages that contain gluten. They were cheap, had the right texture, and the flavoring was dead on. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the taste of this dish – it was flavorful with a nice kick and the “sausage” allowed me to halve the amount of beef I used – but I was expecting Gumbo. The texture of the final product was quite thick, much closer to the Jambalaya recipe that I made earlier this year. Chef John’s recipe seems like it would be much more authentic, but I’ll have to try that one out next time. Check out the recipe below:
- 1/2 lb of stew meat (Yes David, you can substitute with chicken) and 2 sliced sausages ( spicy preferred)
- 2-3 cups of chicken, beef, or vegetable stock
- 10-20 oz. diced tomatoes (not marinara, pasta sauce, or tomato paste!)
- 1-2 diced onions, colorful peppers (green are best), and celery
- Oregano, thyme, chili flakes, cayenne pepper, paprika, and other spices
- 2 cups uncooked rice
Combine in crockpot and cook on low for at least 8 hours (more is better). Enjoy!