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GUMBO Recipe

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This recipe for GUMBO, by , is from Our Family's Favorite Recipes For Our Favorite Teacher, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Leo DeMacedo
Added: Sunday, March 8, 2009


2 T All-Purpose Flour
2 T Butter
1 Onion, chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 T Chopped Garlic ( 2-3 cloves)
2 C Sliced Smoked Sausage or mild/hot Italian
4 Large Boneless Chicken Breasts (whole, they break up when cooked through and tender)
4 C Chicken Broth
1 28oz Can Diced Tomatoes
2 C Fresh or Frozen Okra, sliced
1 tsp Dried Thyme
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine the flour and butter and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the roux is light brown. Add the onion, pepper and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add the sausage, chicken, broth, tomatoes, okra, thyme, bay leaves, and cayenne. Simmer over low heat for 45-50 minutes. Add the salt and pepper. Remove the bay leaves. Serve over Rice. For an extra special Gumbo throw in some peeled shrimp with the salt and pepper and cook until pink.

We love this! I keep containers in the freezer and we have it whenever we want or I don't have time to cook. I do the same with chili and beef stew.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Freeze leftovers, you can always use a meal that tastes this good in a pinch. Just put in a pot on low and let warm through.




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