*Disclaimer* I am not a food blogger, but I did go to culinary school.  My photos may not be pretty, but only good recipes belong on my blog. 

I think it is time for a trip to Louisianna to eat some gumbo and beignets!

I was introduced to Cajun food from my roommate’s Mom.  She came to stay with us from Louisianna for a few weeks and we were blessed to have her cook a few meals.  Her gumbo, Jambalaya, and sweet potatoes changed my life.  

Here is a classic recipe for Louisianna Gumbo. I do not like my food to be too spicy, but if you do feel free to add hot sauce or cayenne pepper.  Also, when I made this for the images, I only made a 1/4 of the recipe since my wife and I were leaving out of town the next day. Following this recipe will get you a much larger yield then what it looks like in the image. 

Yields8 Servings

 1 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 onion, diced
 2 bell peppers, diced
 2 celery stalks, diced
 4 chicken breast, diced
 1 lb sausage, sliced
 23 tbsp flour
 1 lb okra
 1 can diced tomato
 1 can tomato sauce
 2 tsp creole seasoning
 1 bayleaf
 23 tsp salt
 4 cups chicken stock

1

Heat a heavy cast-iron skillet and saute the diced onion, bell peppers and celery until tender.

2

In a separate pan, saute chicken and sausage. Once cooked, add to sauted vegetables.

3

Add flour and stir, cooking for a few minutes.

4

Add chicken broth, tomatoes, okra and seasonings and allow to simmer for at least 15 minutes. Season and serve over cooked rice.

Ingredients

 1 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 onion, diced
 2 bell peppers, diced
 2 celery stalks, diced
 4 chicken breast, diced
 1 lb sausage, sliced
 23 tbsp flour
 1 lb okra
 1 can diced tomato
 1 can tomato sauce
 2 tsp creole seasoning
 1 bayleaf
 23 tsp salt
 4 cups chicken stock

Directions

1

Heat a heavy cast-iron skillet and saute the diced onion, bell peppers and celery until tender.

2

In a separate pan, saute chicken and sausage. Once cooked, add to sauted vegetables.

3

Add flour and stir, cooking for a few minutes.

4

Add chicken broth, tomatoes, okra and seasonings and allow to simmer for at least 15 minutes. Season and serve over cooked rice.

Lousiana Gumbo Recipe