Vegetable Gumbo (Crock Pot)

Total Time
6hrs 45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
6 hrs 30 mins

Low calorie and filling vegetable soup which makes an easy dinner by itself or with grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe needs a large (5 quart or larger) slow cooker/crock pot. Recipe source: The Healthy Slow Cooker

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil for 30 seconds. Add onions and celery, cook stirring until soft (5 minutes).
  2. Stir in garlic, thyme, peppercorns, and bay leaf, cook stirring for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  4. Transfer to large crock pot insert.
  5. Stir in rice and broth.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours or until rice is tender.
  7. Discard bay leaf.
  8. In a small cup mix together the paprika and lemon juice.
  9. Add paprika/lemon juice mixture, okra and green pepper, stirring in well.
  10. Cover and cook on high for 20 minutes or until pepper is tender.
  11. Add a dash or two of hot pepper sauce if desired.