Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

This is the gumbo recipe I grew up eating. It is delicious! Not too overpowering. You can add more creole seasoning or hot sauce to kick it up if you prefer.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make a roux with bacon grease and flour. Be careful not to get it too dark. A light brown roux tastes best in my opinion.
  2. Add onion, celery and bell pepper. Cook on low to soften them up a bit.
  3. Add okra and cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and about 5 cups of water. Cook 40 minutes.
  5. Add shrimp. Cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  6. Add green onion tops, and cook 10 minutes.
  7. Serve over white rice.

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