Pork and Sausage Jambalaya

"This is a fantastic jambalaya recipe from the Chile Pepper magazine in Jan. 2003. It is different than most because it does not have tomatoes. It is so full of flavor and wonderful."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • In a 6-8 quart cast iron pot add one cup of cooking oil and turn heat on medium to high.
  • Add pork and cook until all water evaporates from the meat.
  • Turn heat to low and add onions on top of meat.
  • Stir bottom frequently to keep pork and onions from sticking.
  • Cook until onions become glazed and most of the liquid has evaporated from them.
  • Add 3/4 quart of water and 1/2 lb. of sausage and turn heat to low boil.
  • Make mental note of water level in pot.
  • Cook 10 minutes, adding seasonings to taste.
  • Turn heat off and check water level to make sure it has not decreased much.
  • Replace water if needed.
  • Skim off excess oil, leaving a small amount.
  • Turn heat back to low boil and season to taste again.
  • Add extra salt and pepper because the rice will absorb much of the seasonings.
  • Turn heat on medium to high and stir in the rice and make sure the rice is completely covered by the water.
  • Set the timer for 20-25 minutes and don't touch.
  • Stir and serve.

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  1. Delicious! I made this using up some leftover pork roast so I added the pork after cooking the onions. I found using 1/4 cup oil was sufficient (instead of the full 1 cup listed in the ingredients). The sausage I used in this dish was a sweet Italian sausage. If you like a more spicy jambalaya, I would suggest tiring a hotter sausage. I used about 1/2 tsp of cayenne and about 1 TBS hot sauce along with salt and a generous amount of black pepper. I also used 1 tsp Zatarain's Creole Season for the Cajun seasoning and I loved the flavor it gave this jambalaya. I found 1 pound of rice to be 2 cups) I would suggest using a lid over your pot after adding the rice. I will make this again. This is a very easy recipe and a great way to use up leftover pork! Thank you, HeidiSue!



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