Turkey Gumbo Soup
Gumbo is a generic term for a thick robust soup. This turkey gumbo is strong and flavorful!
Serves: 9 cups (1 cup servings)
- 4 cups unsalted chicken broth
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced (include leaves)
- 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, crushed
- 1 cup diced smoked sausage or kielbasa, at least 97% lean (about 5 ounces)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 cups diced cooked turkey or chicken breast (about 10 ounces)
- 2 cups fresh or frozen (unthawed) cut okra
- 1 cup quick-cooking brown rice
- Place the broth, onion, green pepper, celery, tomatoes, sausage, bay leaves, Cajun seasoning, and thyme in a 3-quart pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir the mixture, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Add the turkey or chicken, okra, and rice to the pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the rice and okra are tender.
- Remove the bay leaves from the soup, and discard. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls, and serve hot.
Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright Ã¯Â¿Â½ 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.
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