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Home-Style Gumbo

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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Enjoy this flavorful pork and shrimp gumbo recipe that's easily made at home in just 30 minutes!

Ingredients

1
teaspoon oil
1
cup chopped onions
1
cup chopped celery
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped
2
garlic cloves, minced
1/2
lb. boneless pork loin, cut into thin strips
2 1/2
cups chicken broth
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1
cup uncooked instant rice
1
(12-oz.) pkg. frozen shelled deveined cooked shrimp, thawed

Steps

  • 1 Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes.
  • 2 Add pork; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 3 Add broth, thyme, basil, hot pepper sauce and tomatoes; mix well. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and shrimp. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until shrimp are hot. If desired, serve with additional hot pepper sauce.
  • 1 Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes.
  • 2 Add pork; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 3 Add broth, thyme, basil, hot pepper sauce and tomatoes; mix well. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and shrimp. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until shrimp are hot. If desired, serve with additional hot pepper sauce.

Expert Tips

Hot pepper sauce gives dishes a spicier flavor than ground red pepper.

To achieve a richer flavor, professional chefs use concentrated soup bases instead of canned broth. Try using 2 1/2 teaspoons concentrated chicken base mixed with 2 1/2 cups hot water in place of the chicken broth in this gumbo.

Hot cornbread and iced tea are perfect accompaniments to this Southern-inspired gumbo. For dessert, serve another Southern specialty: pecan pie or pecan cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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