gumbo for a crowd

★★★★★ 2
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By allison templin
from Trinidad, TX

I can always get all my kids and even some of their friends to the house with this recipe!

★★★★★ 2
serves 15-20
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For gumbo for a crowd

  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 lg
    onion diced
  • 1 pkg
    celery stalks chopped
  • 1-2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 28 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 2-15 oz
    cans hunts fire roasted tomatoes with garlic
  • 1
    whole chicken boiled and deboned
  • 54 oz
    pkg eckrich smoked sausage
  • 2 pkg
    frozen extra large shrimp (about 60)
  • 1 lb
    okra either fresh or frozen
  • 4 pkg
    knorr homestyle chicken stock tubs
  • 1/4 c
    tony chachere's cajun seasoning (green label)
  • 8-10 c
    cooked rice cooked in chicken stock if desired (i use minute rice)

How To Make gumbo for a crowd

  • 1
    boil a 3lb chicken and de-bone and shred after its cooled. i usually boil and debone the chicken and chop all the veggies the day before so all i have to do is throw everything together the next day.save your chicken broth. also slice the smoked sausage the day before.
  • 2
    chop onions and celery and sweat them in butter til translucent. slice the smoked sausage and brown for about 5 minutes.
  • 3
    in a big stock pot (I use a 16 quart one) start making the roux using the oil and flour. cook on low heat stirring constantly to prevent burning till its a dark copper color. This takes about 20=30 minutes. DON"T RUSH IT!!! If it burns, throw it out and start over .
  • 4
    When you have finished making the roux, stir in the sweated onion and celery and the garlic.
  • 5
    Add 3 to 4 cups of chicken stock and stir till it blends in. Then add the fire roasted tomatoes and tomato sauce. Keep at a low simmer.
  • 6
    Drain the grease off the smoked sausage and stir in. Add the shrimp, okra and chicken.Add chicken stock as needed to bring it to the desired consistency. We like ours a little thick.
  • 7
    Add the Tony Chachere's. You can add more if not spicey enough.Add salt to taste to bring out the flavors. Let simmer till the shrimp and okra are done. About 5-10 minutes. Enjoy over rice. Makes about 8-10 quarts.
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