Chicken Oyster Gumbo

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs chicken, cut up
  • 1
    lb beef, diced
  • 1
    cup okra, diced
  • 3
    pints water
  • 2
    dozen oysters
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1
    onion, peeled and minced
  • 1
    tablespoon butter
  • 1 12
    teaspoons file powder (powdered sassafrass leaves)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Saute onion in butter until golden.
  • Place chicken and beef in a stockpot with water and cook until tender.
  • Strain, remove any bones, and replace meat and broth in stockpot.
  • Add okra and minced onions; reheat until okra is tender.
  • Add oysters with their liquor, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add filé powder and cook just until edges of the oysters curl.
  • Serve hot.
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