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Louisiana Style Red Bean Gumbo

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$7.99

Louisiana Style Red Bean Gumbo is an authentic deep South specialty with filé powder, red beans and rice. Just add sausage and chicken to this thick and hearty meal. It’s sure to be a crowd favorite.

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

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