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Winter Gumbo For Thanksgiving

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Winter Gumbo for Thanksgiving
2008-07-25 Side Dish
4.9 27

A healthy soup loaded with vegetables and just a little bit of a spicy kick--a great main dish or side for holiday gatherings.

  • Servings: 10


1 cup Okra, sliced ½"
1 cup Vidalia Onion, diced
1 Diced Green Pepper
3 stalks Celery, diced into ¼" slices
¼ cup Olive Oil
3 Tbsp All-purpose Flour
3 Vine Ripened Tomatoes, diced
1× 15 oz can Diced Tomatoes
2× 14 oz cans Chicken Broth
4 Tbsp Emeril's Essence
1 tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Kosher Salt
2 tsp Tabasco
2 Tbsp Diced Jalapeno Peppers, jarred, no seeds


Heat olive oil in the bottom of a large sauce pan on medium high.

Sweat the onions, bell pepper, and celery until tender.

Add salt, flour and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly until smooth and there are no lumps in the pan.

Add chicken broth and canned tomatoes.

Bring to a soft boil.

Add okra, tomatoes, and jalapeno to the mixture.

Add Emeril's essence and tabasco to taste.

Lower the heat to low and simmer for two or more hours.