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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO FROM PAST TASTE OF HOME

Smoked Sausage Gumbo RecipeSmoked Sausage Gumbo Recipe photo by Taste of HomeRating 4

 
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 lb smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 can (14 1/2-oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Hot cooked rice
 
In a large skillet, saute the celery, onion, green pepper and carrot in oil until tender.  Stir in flour until blended; graually add broth.  Bring to a boil.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
 
Transfer mixture to a 3-qt. slow cooker.  Stir in the sausage, tomatoes, oregano, thyme, and cayenne.  Cover and cook on low for 4 -5 hours or until heated through.  Serve with rice.
 
Yield: 5 servings
 
This is a recipe I got from TOH over a year ago.  Thought it would be a good one to share this time of year.  My grandchildren love smoked sausage so this is a hit with them.

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