Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gumbo

Recipe Author: Brittany Simpson



2 bags of fresh okra (15 was in each bag)
1 large green bell pepper
1 large red bell pepper
1 small onion
1/2 stalk of celery
3 cans of chicken broth (Brittany used beef and chicken)
1 can of stewed tomatoes with celery and bell pepper
1 small can of tomato sauce with chiles
1 package of chopped turkey (raw)
cajun spice
oregano
parsley
paprika
salt
2 tsp of minced garlic

Chop everything up and and add it all to your crockpot.

For the amount on the seasonings -- Brittany does not measure them; she added a little at a time (especially with the cajun spice, because she didn't want it too spicy)--add as much as your taste buds tell you is good for what you like!

Cook on low for 6 hours. It is reccommend at least 6 hrs because tasting the veggies after 3 1/2 hours -- they were not soft enough, although the turkey was done.  It's really better if you cook long enough so that they are soft -- they taste so much better that way.

Not an Okra fan? Read on!
For those of you who are not an okra or celery fan, Brittany says "I'm not a big okra fan, but believe me this is good!!"  Everything combined complements each other very well! Also, this was the first time using okra and the reason she doesn't use okra is she had heard that the slimyness in the okra thickens your soup. You will see a difference in the broth!


She is now a believer in using okra in other soups from now on!

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