Southwestern Sausage Gumbo

 Today’s recipe post is a simple one. On Saturday, my  meal plan is to try something different and new. I have this great Creole rub I wanted to try and I had some Southwestern Sausage on hand that I picked up sale at the grocery store. Tossed in the slow cooker with some vegetables and had a perfect meal for the family. Recipe Note: In future making of this recipe, I’ll try adding chicken, shrimp, potatoes, scallops or crab meat. Introducing each ingredient to the kids one at a time. Leftovers may be frozen for a  future meal. 

Southwestern Sausage Gumbo


8 Southwestern sausage links (filled with corn, black beans and peppers), chopped

1 package Zucchini and Squash mixture (tender zucchini and yellow squash, diced tomatoes and sliced red onions)

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

1/4 cup flour

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 cup beef broth

1 Tablespoon cumin

1 Tablespoon Creole rub

1 Tablespoon Taco seasoning


In a saucepan on low heat add flour, saute until lightly brown. Add oilve oil and stir until well combined. Add beef broth, stirring until mixture starts to thicken. Add cumin and taco seasoning. Stir until well combined. Remove from heat.

In a slow cooker on low heat setting, add sausage, tomatoes, red pepper and vegetable mixture. Add broth mixture over the top. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Cover and cook 6 hours. Serve with cornbread, french bread, rolls and/or rice.

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