Dude has helped a bit with getting dishes and stuff out for me and last week he said "hey, why don't you try gumbo?" Umm, I have never seen him EAT gumbo before.
I researched it a bit on the Internet then sent him a text message saying that if he picked up some bell peppers and celery, I would give it a go the next day. I had everything else in the freezer or the pantry, so it was cheap as chips to make.
I got this off the Internet either on Allrecipes.com or Cooks.com-I looked at both.
1/2 pound sausage, sliced in 1/2 inch slices (I used spicy Italian)
Vegetable oil to make 3 TBSP with the drippings left from sausage
5 TBSP flour
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, smashed, not cut
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium red pepper, chopped
1 tsp chipotle pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1-28 oz can tomatoes (I used diced)
4 cups cooked chicken, in bite sized pieces
hot rice, cooked
Cook sausage over high heat in a Dutch oven, stirring often. Remove sausage with slotted spoon to a paper towel on a plate, to reserve drippings. Add enough veggie oil to make 3 tablespoons. Whisk in flour, cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Add onion, celery, garlic and peppers. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer 5 minutes. Add sausage and chicken, simmer covered for 5 minutes.
Serve over hot rice.
Now, I let mine simmer for about an hour. I just thought it would taste better if the flavors had a chance to meld. The only thing I will change next time is to use jalapeno peppers as Dude burped up the green peppers all night and the jalapenos don't bother him. He really liked it and Drama Queen even scooped some chicken up and ate it with the rice. Score!
I only have a 3-quart Dutch oven. After making this, it just reinforced my need for a new Dutch oven. I had been looking on-line and they ranged from $99 to $waytoomuch.
However, on a trip to HomeGoods with my Mom and sister, I spotted this 7 quart for $70!! I love the color, but it doesn't represent very good on here.
I'm in love...