Forgotten Jambalaya

Let your slow cooker do all the work. The result is a flavorful Forgotten Jambalaya that will have guests believing that you slaved over a hot stove most of the day.

Forgotten Jambalaya

Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled stew in freezer containers and freeze.

To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can beef or chicken broth
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked sausage, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked rice

Instructions

  1. In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine the tomatoes, broth and tomato paste. Stir in the celery, green peppers, onion, garlic and seasonings. Stir in sausage.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Stir in shrimp. Cover and cook 15 to 30 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink.
  4. Serve with rice.

Prep: 15 min | Cook: 6 hr 30 min | Yield: 10 servings