I found this recipe in a Rachael Ray magazine. It's delicious, hearty, and surprisingly inexpensive! It has quickly become one of my favorite dishes. Just a heads up, this makes A LOT of gumbo. It feeds me for about 5 days. I'd guess that it would last a family of 4 about 2 days.
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- 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
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 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 1/4 cups rice, cooked
- 1In a large heavy skillet, cook the bacon over mid heat until crisp.
- 2Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
- 3Drain off all but 1/4 c bacon fat and return the skillet to the heat.
- 4Add celery and onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
- 5Add the tomatoes, tuna & liquid, tomato paste, jalapeño and 1 c water.
- 6Simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes.
- 7Whisk in the file powder, remove from heat.
- 8Serve gumbo over rice and crumble bacon on top.
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Nutritional Facts for Poor Man's Gumbo
Serving Size: 1 (170 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 350.3
- Calories from Fat 159
- Total Fat 17.7 g
- Saturated Fat 5.7 g
- Cholesterol 39.2 mg
- Sodium 375.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 3.1 g
- Protein 16.9 g
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