I love to BBQ but not all the time . I know it's a traditional meal at the cottage but there are days that I am too lazy even for that! A rainy day isn't very pleasant standing out BBQing as well.For these days I bring out the crock pot or slow cooker depending where you are from. My all time favorite meal in a crock pot is a gumbo. This recipe I have done many times and never tire of it. I like to do the slow cook so I put it on in the morning and then forget about it until dinner time. Or wish I could! The aroma as it is cooking is delish!
- 1/3 cup All purpose flour
- 1/3 cup Oil
- 2 cup Water or chicken broth
- 12 ounce Smoked sausages
- 2 cup chicken cooked, chopped
- 2 cup okra sliced
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 1/2 cup Green pepper chopped
- 1/2 cup celery chopped
- 4 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 can of diced tomatoes (796 ml or 28 oz)
- cooked rice for serving
For roux, in a heavy 2-quart saucepan stir together flour and oil till smooth. Cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly about 15 minutes more or till a dark, reddish brown roux forms. Cool.
In a 3 1/2, 4-, 5-, or 6-quart crockery cooker place water. Stir in roux. Add sausage, chicken, okra, onion, green pepper, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, tomatoes and red pepper. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 10-12 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
Skim off fat. Serve over rice.
You can substitute zucchini for the okra and use different kind of sausages. We really like Oktoberfest sausage in the gumbo.
I have found really low fat chicken stock, as well as low sodium. I like to use this .