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

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

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, bell 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.

Notes

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.