Mardi Gras Gumbo

Mardi Gras Gumbo


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Fat Tuesday is fast approching and it’s time for Mardi Gras Gumbo! I like to keep it simple, so I’ve opted for just the essential Creole favorites of sausage, okra, rice and a bit of Cajun spice.

  • 12 Ounces Hot Italian Sausage (Removed From Casings)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion (Diced)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Cajun Spice
  • 2 Tablespoons Unbleached Flour
  • 4 Cups Chopped Tomatoes
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 1/2 Cups Frozen Okra (Chopped)
  • 3/4 Cup Cooked Rice
  1. In Dutch oven over a medium-high heat cook sausage for 6 minutes, breaking sausage up into small pieces with wooden spoon. You will want sausage to be cooked through.. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels to drain grease.
  2. Add olive oil to Dutch oven. Keep heat at medium-high. Add onions and cook 3 minutes. Stir often. Add garlic and Cajun seasoning. Cook 1 minute until fragrant. Stir often. Add flour and cook 1 minute. Stir to coat onions. Add tomatoes and cook 3 minutes until tomatoes begin to release their juices. Stir in chicken broth. Cover with lid and turn heat to high. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add cooked sausage, okra, and rice to Dutch oven. Reduce heat to low. Cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Serves 6
  6. "Work With What You Got!"
  7. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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