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Louisiana Style Red Bean Gumbo

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Louisiana Style Red Bean Gumbo is an authentic Southern specialty with filé powder, red beans and rice. Just add sausage and chicken to this thick and hearty meal.   

Nutrition: No added salt or artificial anything, Certified Gluten Free
Serves: 14

  • Ingredients
  • What you need
  • Cooking instructions

Red Bean, White Rice, Red Rice, Bell Pepper, Onion, Celery, Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Gumbo Filé, Cayenne, Clove, Allspice.

Nutrition: No added salt or artificial anything, Certified Gluten Free

  • 1 Tbsp. Oil
  • 1 lb. Sausage (traditionally Andouille)
  • 10 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Cooked Chicken(or Duck), cut up
  • 5-10 oz. Fresh or Frozen Chopped Spinach or Other Greens
  • (Okra is traditional, but Spinach, Swiss Chard or Turnip Greens are good substitutions)

Preparing the beans:

  • Pick through the beans. Remove discolored, shriveled lentils and any foreign material. Rinse well.
  • Place the beans in a bowl with 8 cups water and soak for 4 hours at room temperature or overnight. For a quick soak boil for 10 minutes and let stand for 2 hours.
  • Drain beans and place in a 4 quart pot with 8 cups water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, drain and set aside until ready to use.

Preparing the soup:

  • In an 8-quart pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add crumbled sausage and brown in oil.
  • Add contents of gumbo mix seasoning packet and stir for 1 minute
  • Add drained, cooked beans and chicken broth to pot.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 45 minutes
  • Stir in rice packet and chicken. Simmer, cover and cook for 50 minutes.
  • Add spinach or other greens. Cover and cook for 10 minutes
  • Serve, if soup is too think, add 1-3 cups broth or water to thin. 

This soup will thicken considerably if made ahead. Add broth to thin out soup consistency.

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