Monday, November 5, 2012

Brittany's Gumbo (C1)

Recipe Author: Brittany Simpson

2 bags of fresh okra (15 was in each bag)
1 large green bell pepper
1 large red bell pepper
1 small onion
1/2 stalk of celery
3 cans of chicken broth (Brittany used beef and chicken)
1 can of stewed tomatoes with celery and bell pepper
1 small can of tomato sauce with chiles
1 package of chopped turkey (raw)
cajun spice
2 tsp of minced garlic

Chop everything up and and add it all to your crockpot.

For the amount on the seasonings -- Brittany does not measure them; she added a little at a time (especially with the cajun spice, because she didn't want it too spicy)--add as much as your taste buds tell you is good for what you like!

Cook on low for 6 hours. It is reccommend at least 6 hrs because tasting the veggies after 3 1/2 hours -- they were not soft enough, although the turkey was done.  It's really better if you cook long enough so that they are soft -- they taste so much better that way.

For those of you who are not an okra or celery fan, Brittany says "I'm not a big okra fan, but believe me this is good!!"  Everything combined compliments each other very well! Also, this was the first time using okra and the reason I don't use okra is she had heard that the slimyness in the okra thickens your soup. You will see a difference in the broth!

She is now a believer in using okra in other soups from now on!

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