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By: Enrique Gili on March 17, 2014, 2 p.m.
Gumbo with Sausage

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Gumbo with Sausage

A savory stew packed with flavor, this one pot dish works well over a camp stove.

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 26 minutes 

Yield: Feeds 2 to 4

Gumbo with Sausage


  • 6 cups water
  • 7oz. Zatarians gumbo mix with rice
  • 4 pre-cooked chicken sausages, sliced thin
  • 1 oz. dried mushrooms
  • 2 tbs. tomato paste
  1. Combine water and gumbo mix in 2 quart cooking pot with lid. Bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add sliced sausages, dried mushrooms and tomato paste. Cover and simmer over low heat, stir occasionally until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.