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Turkey Gumbo

Hunker down with friends and family with this easy gumbo recipe. Best served with a fresh pot of rice. 


1 lb. of browned turkey meat
For the rue: 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 3 tbsp of vegetable oil, 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
4 stalks celery, chopped
3 onions, chopped
1 large green bell pepper,chopped
16 ounces chicken sausage, sliced into thin rounds
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 large carton of low-sodium veggie stock
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 tbsp. Crystal hot sauce
1-2 tsp. salt
Freshly ground black pepper, as needed


1In a food processor, combine 1/4 cup chopped celery, 1/4 cup chopped onion, and 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper. Process until chunky-smooth. Add oil to a saucepan add the flour, and place over moderate low heat. Cook the mixture, stirring slowly and constantly, until the roux is dark brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Add the puréed vegetables, and stir to combine. Cover and turn down heat to simmer.
2In a heavy large pot over moderate heat, warm the remaining 3 tbsp. of oil. Add the sausage and sauté, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked all the way through, 10 minutes. Add bell peppers and sauté, stirring until just soft and brown, 5 minutes. Add the remaining celery and onions, along with the garlic, and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft, 5 minutes. Add 5 - 7 cups of veggie stock, along with the thyme, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, and the rest of the roux, whisk until the liquid dissolves into the roux.
3Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce the heat to low, season the gumbo with salt and pepper, and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 15 minutes. (The gumbo should have the consistency of chowder. If it thickens too much as it simmers, add additional stock; if it's too thin, in a small bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour and 3 tablespoons canola oil and gradually add this mixture to the gumbo, simmering the mixture for a few minutes between additions, until the desired consistency is reached.) Add the turkey meat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the turkey is heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.