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That's a Crock!

Posted by Lorac Tuesday, 14 July 2009

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 .


  1. Jenn Jilks Says:
  2. Yummy! I think I shall try it!

  3. I'm having a real Pavlovian response to this post!!

  4. Delwyn Says:
  5. Hi Lorac

    I don't have a croc pot but guess I could improvise...

    Thank you for the idea...

    Happy days

  6. I use to have a crop pot. I don't know why I got rid of it because it was great for soups and stews.

    Your meal sound delicious.


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