15 Reviews

My husband and I love jambalaya with smoked sausage. We usually make it with chicken but this was very good with ground beef. It was easy to make and my family sure liked it. The garlic and green onion made this very savory in flavor. Great job. Nurse Di, we love your recipes and hope you never stop posting them.

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Jillian L March 16, 2003

This was very easy and so good! I pretty much followed the recipe, but instead of the salt and pepper I put in a tbsp of cajun seasoning. I didn't have green onions so I used a yellow onion chopped up. It is right up there with some of the best Jambalaya that I have ever had!!! Thank you NurseDi!!!

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gingerkitten D March 07, 2003

Easy and turned out well. I was surprised that there was no seasoning added other than salt an pepper, but the flavor was still good. More economical than recipes that call for shrimp. Everyone ate it and no complaints. I wasn't sure whether the tomatoes were supposed to be drained, but I didn't drain them and it was perfect (mine were diced).

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evewitch December 15, 2011

This is a really good recipe!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. To incorporate my family's taste I changed it a bit. Because we love jambalya I doubled the recipe ingredients except I did not use the ground beef. Instead I substituted 1 pound of ham cubes, 1 pound of large shrimp, 1/2 pound cooked chicken. I sauted these in olive oil before I threw it in with the rest of the ingredients Added 1 Tablespoon of Cajun seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne. My family loved it.

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Debby H December 20, 2008

Came out great! I did like someone else and instead of ground beef I used some kidney beans at the end. I also substituted chicken broth for the water. I used red bell pepper and halved the recipe which still seemed to be atleast 4-5 servings. And for some spiciness instead of salt and pepper I used a cajun seasoning and some Emeril's Essence. We like things spicy!!!! Oh and used yellow onion in lieu of the green onion. Glad I can make this from scratch instead of buying the box for jambalaya. May add some shrimp next time at the end.....

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bertag_76 November 21, 2008

This was very good; I left out the ground beef and stirred in a drained 15oz can of red beans near the end. Will alternate this Jambalaya with our other chicken version. thanks for sharing!

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mondayma1 March 08, 2008

Easy to make and tasty as heck. Cannot wait to try this out on game night, they will love it. I used yellow onion since I did not have green onions. Perfect.

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chane1209 February 08, 2008

What an easy meal to make with basic ingredients you typically have on hand. I made this for some friends on poker night, and it was gone in a flash! That night I used yellow onions since the green onions were looking shabby. It was delicious...Absolutely yummy! I'm about to make another batch, and am hoping for leftovers! Thanks!

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Laurie Garza-Carl January 27, 2008

I'm going to make this again tonight--for the 4th time since June--because my kids (ages 1.5 and 3 years) LOVE it! So do my husband & I. It's easy to make and very tasty. The kids like medium spice but I like it spicier so I add some red pepper flakes or Tabasco to my plateful. I also love that it's gluten free, now that DD can no longer eat gluten! Good even without the ground beef--my kids are suddenly on a "no beef" kick! Oh well...I'm sure that will change in the future! :o)

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smidgentigre smith December 18, 2007
Smoked Sausage Jambalaya