Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice and 1 cup gumbo)

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; sauté 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove sausage from pan using a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels.

Step 2

Melt butter in drippings in pan. Add oil to pan; swirl. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Stir flour into butter mixture; cook 3 minutes or until our mixture starts to brown, stirring constantly with a whisk.

Step 3

Add chicken to pan; sauté 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add stock and tomatoes to pan; bring to a boil. Return sausage to pan; stir in okra. Reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Divide rice among 6 bowls. Ladle gumbo over rice.

Chef's Notes

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