Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Really Easy Turkey Gumbo

I have a very lazy way of making turkey gumbo.  But it tastes delicioius.  Hope you can use this during the holidays.  It is always a hit.

1 lb sausage to your liking (I prefer andoille but smoked beef or pork will do)
1 onion diced
1 stalk celery diced (optional)
1 small bell pepper diced (optional)
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of flour for roux
4 cans of chicken stock
1 1lb. bag of frozen okra
2 - 3 cups of leftover turker or more if you want it meatier
Salt, pepper or Cajun spice to taste

Melt butter and cook sausage in butter.  Remove sausage when darkly browned.  Add onion, celery and bell pepper in drippings/butter from sausage.  Cook until tender -- about 5 minutes.  Add flour into the pot with drippings and veggies.  Cook until it for a couple of minutes.  It will be dark because of the fond left by the sausage.  When roux is dark, add chicken stock, okra, sausage, and turkey.  Stir until roux is well combined.  Simmer for 30 minutes and serve with rice.


Evangelina Due said...

Thanks for the recipe, Ronnie! I tried it for Thanksgiving, and it was perfect! I didn't want to spoil everything, so I followed the recipe exactly. Sometimes I like to add things that are not meant to be there:)
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Ronnie Abel said...

Glad you liked it!