Cook Like A Dad Recipe: Turkey Sausage Gumbo

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Learn how to make Louisiana Style Gumbo using Butterball Turkey sausage from Dad Cooking Blogger, CookLikeADad. Another quick and easy, every day recipe for your family this summer.

Cook Like A Dad Recipe: Turkey Sausage Gumbo

Learn how to make Louisiana Style Gumbo using Butterball
Turkey sausage from Dad Cooking Blogger, CookLikeADad. Another quick and easy,
every day recipe for your family this summer.

How to Make Gumbo

Gumbo is a symbol of creole cooking and what makes this
Louisiana style recipe a little different is my use of Butterball Turkey Breast
and Turkey Sausage. This is a
Turketarian-approved recipe that combines the traditional flavors of the south;
with the lower fat benefits from turkey. Give this recipe a try

Shopping List /
Ingredients: Feeds a Family of
4+plus

(1)
Package of Butterball Turkey Sausage (13 oz.)
Cut

1lb. Pound of Butterball Turkey
Breast, trimmed and cut

Vegetable Oil

½ Cup, All-Purpose Flour

1-
Medium Onion, chopped 1-
Red Bell Pepper, chopped

1- Celery Stalks, sliced 2
– Garlic Cloves. Minced

2-
Bay Leaves 4
– 6 Green Onions, chopped

1- Tablespoon Worcestershire 1-
Tablespoon Tabasco Sauce

1 – Tablespoon Dried Thyme leaves 1
– Tablespoon Creole Seasoning

4 -5 Cups of Hot Water

Equipment: 2- Cooking Pots. Cutting boards,

Compliment Meal: White Rice and
Red Beans boiled in Beef Broth

Cooking Steps: Turkey Time

Take the Butterball sausage out of
the package and cut the sausage down to medium sized slices as you see in the
video. Add Creole and Thyme spices, minced garlic and onion
into the bowl of sausage and sprinkle Vegetable Oil over the contents.

Place large cooking pot (Dutch
Oven) on Medium heat stove setting and add the sausage into the pot. Frequently
stir the contents over heat and allow the sausage to brown. Add 1 Cup of water
into the pot to create sausage drippings. You will want to keep these drippings
for the next step. Remove sausage from the pot and allow to cool in a separate
bowl.

The Next Step…

The next step is to trim and cut
your turkey breast into medium sized cubes. Season the meat with the same
ingredients as the sausage (Creole, Thyme, Garlic and Onions) into the same pot
of drippings on medium heat. Now ADD Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces and Bay
Leaves into your pot. Allow to
cook for 10-12 minutes, then ADD the sausage back into the pot with 4 Cups of
Hot Water. Add ½ Cup of Flour into the pot to thicken your mixture. Stir
frequently.

What is Gumbo?

At this stage, you will notice
that your mixture is beginning to thicken and look brown in color. In my
opinion, Gumbo has the combination of gravy texture and a thick stew. You can
take small samples to determine your heat flavor. I like to add more Tabasco and
can tolerate a little more heat than others and my children have a higher heat
index than most kids their age. Season accordingly and take the next cooking
step.

Add Veggies

The next step in this recipe is
cut and add all the other vegetables into the gumbo. Keep pot on medium heat
and mix the remaining veggies into the pot. Allow to simmer for an additional
30- 45 minutes for best flavor results. You can serve this meal in a bowl alone
with French Bread or compliment with Red Beans and Rice.

Red Beans and Rice

A quick recipe for southern style
Red Beans and Rice is to take your typical "Quick Rice" product that you find
in the store and add some of the Creole seasoning in the rice mixture. For the
Red Beans, make sure you remove the beans from the can and rinse the beans away
from all of the "can juice". Then place the beans in a small pot and ADD a can
of Beef Broth and bring the beans and broth to a light boil before serving with
rice.

Enjoy!

Richard JaramilloRichard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
“Make Life Happen…Again!”

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Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com, a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children. RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents “Make Life Happen…Again!”