Poor Man's Gumbo

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    slices bacon (about 1/2 lb)
  • 2
    celery ribs, chopped
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes, diced
  • 1
    (12 ounce) can tuna, solid white packed in water
  • 14
  • 1
    jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped
  • 1
    teaspoon file powder, like Zatarain's (I just found a box of gumbo mix and used its flavoring because I couldn't find what she was describi)
  • 1 14
    cups rice, cooked
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large heavy skillet, cook the bacon over mid heat until crisp.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Drain off all but 1/4 c bacon fat and return the skillet to the heat.
  • Add celery and onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, tuna & liquid, tomato paste, jalapeño and 1 c water.
  • Simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes.
  • Whisk in the file powder, remove from heat.
  • Serve gumbo over rice and crumble bacon on top.
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