Turkey Gumbo

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Spicy and full of great flavor, this is a soul satisfying gumbo. Chock full of sausage and okra the traditional gumbo is served with rice.


1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 lb. turkey sausage links
1/4 cup flour
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 cups cut okra, rinsed and drained
8 cups chicken or turkey stock
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 tsp. thyme leaves
1 tsp. Creole seasoning
1/2 lb. shrimp
1 lb. smoked turkey, cubed
Hot pepper sauce
Rice for garnish


1. In stockpot, brown sausage in hot oil. Remove and slice.

2. Into drippings, stir flour to make roux. Cook, stirring, for 15 min., until nutty brown. Stir in onions, pepper, and celery; cook until tender-crisp. Stir in okra.

3. Increase heat to medium-high and stir in stock and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add thyme and Creole seasoning. Add sausage; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 min.

4. Stir in shrimp and smoked turkey; simmer 5 min., until shrimp turn pink. Add hot pepper sauce to taste.

5. Serve topped with rice.

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