Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fat Tuesday Jambalaya

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The old bartending days.  Down in Soulard.  Oooh I loved working Mardi Gras!  Tons of people.  Lots of tips. Delicious food.  You could count on me scarfing down several bowls of jambalaya during a 12 hour shift!  

So tonight being Fat Tuesday, I wanted to recreate the Mardi Gras taste of jambalaya I remembered but with a little bit healthier kick.  We used our jalapeño cheddar elk sausage but you can use a ground turkey, a lean ground sausage, or chicken and it would be just as yummy.  I hope you enjoy!  

Laissez les bon temps roulez! 


1 lbs lean sausage or turkey (we used elk)
3 cups cooked brown rice
2 medium green peppers, diced
3 celery ribs, diced
1/4 c chopped red onion
1 can petite diced tomatoes (in celery, onion, and spices)
2 cups organic low sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp organic creole seasoning (all natural, lower sodium, no preservatives)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp chopped green onion


Cook brown rice according to package, set aside
In a dutch oven, sautee celery, green pepper, and red onion in 1/4 c water for 5 minutes.  Add diced tomatoes.  chicken broth and seasonings.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  While veggies are simmering, sautee sausage in skillet until browned and cooked through.  Drain and pat dry with paper towels.  Add meat to veggies and stir well.  Add rice, toss evenly.  Serve, top with chopped green onion.  Enjoy!  

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