Monday, January 30, 2012

Slow Cooker Gumbo


For about two weeks or so hubby would randomly say something like, "Whats for dinner tonight?" (while driving home from work at 6 pm) "are you making gumbo?"  or other random gumbo suggestions like it's something I make on a regular basis.  I made this gumbo once before and it was on Superbowl Sunday back when the Saints were in it (whats that maybe 2 years ago?)He said things like this for a few weeks instead of just saying something like, oh I don't know maybe "I am really craving some gumbo lets make some."  So on Saturday - our family cooking day, we finally made his gumbo.  This is a great slow cooker recipe to make together.  One person (me) stands over the roux the entire time the other person (Hubby) chops and dices everything.  He's a better chopper and dicer anyway. And I'm really good at standing in one place for a long period of time.  Gumbo can be served as a soup or stew, we went the stew route  -less broth but full of yummy veges and proteins.  This recipe has been in my recipe box for a while and I'm not sure where I found it - I hate that! So if anyone recognizes it let me know. In the meantime - Enjoy!!

What you need:
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 pound smoked sausage or andouille, sliced 1/2 inch thick
3/4 pound chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 cups frozen okra
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup shrimp
rice for serving

What you do:
In a small saucepan combine the flour and oil and mix well over med-high heat for 5 minutes.  Reduce the heat to low and stir constantly for 8-12 minutes (or longer if Hubby is still dicing and chopping and you don't wan to help with the onions)
Add this mixture to the slow cooker along with all the other ingredients (except shrimp and rice.) 


 Cook on low for 7-9 hours.  Add the shrimp and mix well, cook this for 20 minutes more while you make the rice.

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13 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I love my crockpot and I love gumbo. Sounds like a winner :D

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  2. This looks wonderful! I can practically smell it cooking! I'd love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party! Your Gumbo is perfect for Super Bowl fun!
    http://www.thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2012/01/super-bowl-eats-treats-blog-party.html
    Hope to see you there, thanks!!

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  3. Hello!
    This looks delicious!
    Following you from the Tasty Tuesday linky.
    Mandy
    http://mandyxcakes.blogspot.com

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  4. Mmm! What a terrific recipe for this time of year - soul warming! :)

    Visiting from CRAFT

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  5. Haha how funny that he kept dropping hints without just telling you what he wanted! I can definitely see why he craved this though...comfort food to the max!

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  6. I haven't cooked Gumbo in years because it's so complicated. This might make me more likely to do it again.

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  7. I love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us? http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=23692
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl---

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  8. Thanks so much for posting this fantastic recipe on my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party! Have a fun Super Bowl Sunday!

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  9. YUMMO! I love gumbo & make it all the time. I have never tried the crockpot method! Thanks for the recipe, it looks delish!

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  10. I love Gumbo but never had it from a crockpot! Can you please post on my Taste This Thursday party! www.bellmiracle.blogspot.com

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  11. Danielle, I will just love this gumbo that I can cook in the Slow Cooker. It has great flavor and we will really enjoy it. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. I have never tried gumbo.. but it looks sooo yummy.. and I just love anything with a rue! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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