Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo Recipe

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  1. Make a roux by whisking the flour and 3/4 cup bacon drippings together in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat to form a smooth mixture. Cook the roux, whisking constantly, until it turns a rich mahogany brown color. This can take 20 to 30 minutes; watch heat carefully and whisk constantly or roux will burn. Remove from heat; continue whisking until mixture stops cooking.
  2. Place the celery, onion, green bell pepper, and garlic into the work bowl of a food processor, and pulse until the vegetables are very finely chopped. Stir the vegetables into the roux, and mix in the sausage. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat, and cook until vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. Bring the water and beef bouillon cubes to a boil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot. Stir until the bouillon cubes dissolve, and whisk the roux mixture into the boiling water. Reduce heat to a simmer, and mix in the sugar, salt, hot pepper sauce, Cajun seasoning, bay leaves, thyme, stewed tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Simmer the soup over low heat for 1 hour; mix in 2 teaspoons of file gumbo powder at the 45-minute mark.
  4. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in a skillet, and cook the okra with vinegar over medium heat for 15 minutes; remove okra with slotted spoon, and stir into the simmering gumbo. Mix in crabmeat, shrimp, and Worcestershire sauce, and simmer until flavors have blended, 45 more minutes. Just before serving, stir in 2 more teaspoons of file gumbo powder.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 350.77 Kcal (1469 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.98g 28%
Cholesterol 56.01mg 19%
Sodium 1495.02mg 62%
Potassium 236.15mg 5%
Total Carbs 29.07g 10%
Sugars 1.71g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.32g 5%
Protein 18.22g 36%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 16%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 3.7mg 20%
Calcium 55.7mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 74.58 Kcal (312 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.82g 28%
Cholesterol 11.91mg 19%
Sodium 317.85mg 62%
Potassium 50.21mg 5%
Total Carbs 6.18g 10%
Sugars 0.36g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.28g 5%
Protein 3.87g 36%
Vitamin C 2mg 16%
Iron 0.8mg 20%
Calcium 11.8mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.3
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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