- ⅓ cup bacon fat add 1 additional tbsp of bacon fat for best results
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup celery chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ½ lb Andouille sausage
- 4 cups beef broth
- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
- ½ lb chicken cooked
- ½ lb crabmeat
- 1½ lbs shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 tbsp amino acids
- 1-2 tbsp hot sauce
- 1-2 tbsp Cajun seasoning blend
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 10 oz okra cut
It begins with my favorite part—cooking bacon. Reserve bacon fat and snack on bacon while cooking.
Combine 1/3 cup bacon fat with flour over medium heat until a roux forms.
Continue stirring until a paste forms and turns a deep orange-brown color.
Add celery, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
Add Andouille sausage and 1 cup of broth.
Add tomatoes, cooked chicken, crabmeat, shrimp, aminos, hot sauce, Cajun Seasoning, bay leaves, and thyme.
Gradually stir in remaining 3 cups of broth.
In a separate pot, stir 1 Tbsp of bacon grease with vinegar and add sliced okra; cook down until okra is soft.
Add okra to gumbo, and simmer for 45 – 60 minutes.
Serve atop rice or cauliflower rice.
Put on some fun Fat Tuesday tunes and enjoy this healthy gumbo recipe!
Chef Note: You can add whatever seafood or proteins you enjoy. I kind of threw all of my favorites into this healthy gumbo recipe, but you can choose 1 or 2 if you prefer.
Chef Note: I like things really spicy, so I am sometimes a little heavy handed with the hot sauce. If heat isn’t your thing, you can absolutely decrease or even omit this part.
Chef Note: For those of you who haven’t joined the cauliflower rice parade yet, this would be the perfect dish to experiment with. I made this for a dinner party, and my guests were none the wiser. If you want to toss it in a frying pan before hand and get it a little crispier, that might be a good transitional step.
Fiber: 1.6g | Calories: 262kcal | Fat: 10.5g | Protein: 29g | Carbohydrates: 11g