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pork and andouille jambalaya

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Enro Gay
Dawsonville, GA

Source of original recipe: The Shadows-On-The-Teche Cookbook with the original version of this recipe being contributed by Keith E. Courrege. As this recipe is written, it calls for water and bouillon cubes and I prefer chicken broth or stock; also I use regular canned tomatoes and diced green chilies, brown rice and add in the bacon used to render down fat. My family has made this many, many times and it is really delicious!

★★★★★ 1
serves 10 - 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pork and andouille jambalaya

  • 8 slice
    thick-sliced bacon
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lg
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 1-2 stalk
    celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 clove
    garlic, large
  • 3/4 lb
    cooked fresh pork
  • 3/4 lb
    cooked ham
  • 1 lb
    andouille sausage links
  • 4 c
    low-sodium chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 2-3
    green onions, sliced thin, green/white parts
  • 2 c
    brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 can
    14.5 ounce chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 2 can
    4 ounce chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 c
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • coarse salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground thyme
  • 2
    bay leaves, large

How To Make pork and andouille jambalaya

  • 1
    Cut or slice bacon into small strips, approximately 1/2 inch wide. Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a large skillet, add bacon and cook until brown and the fat is rendered. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to paper-towel lined bowl and set aside.
  • 2
    Place the chopped onion, bell pepper and celery in the bacon drippings. Cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Using a garlic press, crush garlic over the pan and cook for an additional minute or so; remove from heat and set aside.
  • 3
    Chop the cooked fresh pork and ham into bite size chunks; set aside. Slice the andouille sausage into 1/2 inch slices. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in another skillet over medium high heat and brown the sausage, turning often. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 4
    At this point, turn on the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Place the rice in a collander and rinse in cold water until water runs clear. (If using white rice, this process takes longer.)
  • 5
    Place the drained rice in a large, heavy Dutch oven with a tight fitting lid. Add the rendered bacon, chopped pork and ham, browned sausage, cooked onion mixture, sliced green onions and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
  • 6
    Add the tomatoes, green chilies, parsley, worcestershire, powdered thyme and bay leaves. Stir again, taste broth and add salt and pepper to your preference. If you want extra heat, you could add red pepper flakes and/or several shots of Tabasco sauce at this point making sure to stir and combine thoroughly.
  • 7
    Cover Dutch oven, place in preheated oven and cook for 1 1/2 hours (if using white rice, reduce cooking time to 1 hour).Take out of the oven, remove the lid and stir gently with a fork. If the Jambalaya is too moist, leave the lid off, reduce oven temperature to 225 degrees and cook for an additional 15 - 30 minutes, keeping an eye on it so it does not "dry out" too much.
  • 8
    Take out the bay leaves, cover and allow to sit for about 10 more minutes. ENJOY!