Sausage Gumbo

To keep it simple, we've opted for just the essential ingredients in this rendition of the hearty Creole favorite: sausage, okra, rice and a little spice.

Recipe from EatingWell
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  • 12 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage links, removed from casings
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen chopped okra
  • 3/4 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced (optional)
Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl lined with paper towels.
Return the pan to medium-high heat and add oil. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and Cajun seasoning and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add flour and cook, stirring to coat the vegetables, until the flour browns, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to release their juices, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth, cover, increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
Return the sausage to the pan, along with okra and rice; reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the okra is heated through and the rice is tender, about 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with sliced scallions, if using.
Ingredient Note: Cajun seasoning is a spice blend that usually includes cayenne and black pepper, salt, thyme, garlic and onion powder and paprika. Look for it in the spice section of the supermarket.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 168, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 25, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 18, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 11, vit. A (IU) 728.85, vit. C (mg) 29.52, sodium (mg) 631, Potassium (mg) 448, Vegetables () 1.5, Starch () 1, Lean Meat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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