Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How to make the best Jambalaya in a crockpot, yes crockpot Jambalaya!



If you love Cajun style foods but don’t love all the work and time it takes to make it, you need to try this crockpot Jambalaya recipe!  It’s so easy the ingredients come together in minutes, and then you are off to start your day.  When you return home, the enticing aroma of the best crockpot Jambalaya will greet you!  And best of all, dinner is ready to put on the table!

Recently, I’ve been having a love affair with my crockpot and I found that I could make all sorts of dinners that will ready when I get home.  This is a lifesaver for a busy life.

Ingredients:

2 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 lb. smoked sausage cut in ½” pieces
1 large onion, chopped
Large green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup uncooked long-grain converted rice
2 stalks of celery sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
One tablespoon of dried parsley
One teaspoon dried thyme
Lb. of peeled uncooked Shrimp
1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper, more or less depending upon how spicy you like your Jambalaya
½” cup of tomato paste
2 bay leaves
¼ cup water

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients together and place in the crockpot.  Cover and cook 8-10 hours on low.

One hour before serving turn the crock pot to high and stir in the uncooked shrimp.  Cover and cook until the shrimp are pink and tender. 

I just love easy recipes like this one.  If you are like me, you are cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving and have leftover turkey.  Try this chicken salad recipe which is just as delicious if you make it with Turkey and have nice lunch after Black Friday is over and done with!



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