Norton's Cafe Jambalaya

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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces Norton's Cajun Seasoning (about 1 cup) *
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) margarine
  • 1 pound raw chicken, cut into bite-size pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 3 cups tomato sauce or canned diced tomatoes
  • 10 ounces andouille sausage, cut into bite-size pieces (2 cups)
  • 10 ounces ham, cut into bite-size pieces (2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons beef base
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked white rice


  1. In a large pot, combine onion, peppers, celery, sugar, seasoning and margarine. Cook over low heat until margarine is melted.
  2. Add chicken; cook for about 3 minutes. Add hot water, tomato sauce, sausage, ham, beef base and rice. Stir well, cover with tight-fitting lid and simmer for about 30 minutes or until rice is cooked, stirring4 or 5 times to prevent sticking. Add water near end of cooking if extra liquid is needed.

Yield: 15 cups

Per 1 1/2 cup serving: 755 calories; 49g fat (58 percent calories from fat); 624g saturated fat; 54mg cholesterol; 24g protein; 55g carbohydrate; 14g sugar; 2.5g fiber; 3,621mg sodium; 55mg calcium; 624mg potassium

* Substitute Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blend for Vegetables if you cannot locate Norton's Cajun Seasoning.

Source: Norton's Cafe, St. Louis, Missouri

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