Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jambalaya in the Slow Cooker

Yard sales are hard work...
going through my house and garage and picking through tubs and tubs of things that I haven't used in a year, pricing everything, and setting up the tables...
but it's good easy money and my house is less cluttered.
Those two reasons alone make it worth while.

I don't know how things are in your neck of the woods, 
but we have problems with shop lifters at our yard sales.
It's so frustrating sometimes.

Then we get the folks that come back and tell us that they didn't get all the things they bought in their bag. They either want a refund or they want to shop around and find something else to replace what they claim 'didn't make it home'. 
When they see that you are on to their scam, 
they slowly walk back to the their car and leave. 
Shame, shame.

But on a good note...
 when we were finished 
and all items not sold were put away,
supper was ready!

I love my slow cooker for reasons like this. 
Add all the ingredients in the morning
and supper is ready and the house is smelling good 
when you come in from work!
And to top it off...
you don't have to heat your house from your oven!

This Jambalaya doesn't have a strong Cajun flavor like most do. 
You can cut back on the amount of parsley and thyme and 
add 1 - 2 tsp of Cajun Seasoning and it will change the flavor completely. 
Either's a very tasty meal and oh-so-simple to make!
4 - 6 servings

1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2 medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups chopped fully cooked smoked sausage
1 TBSP parsley flakes
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp pepper sauce
3/4 lb uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp (thawed if frozen)
4 cups hot cooked rice

Mix all ingredients, except shrimp and rice in 3 1/2 qt to 6 qt slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 - 8 hrs or high heat for 3 - 4 hrs. 

Stir in shrimp.
Cover and cook on low heat setting for about 1 hr or until shrimp are pink and firm. 

Serve over rice.

Very filling,
very simple, 
but oh-so-good!


  1. I made this today, went exactly by your recipe, and you seem to have a LOT more juice than I ended up with. I added some water about an hour before serving it. I also only had the smoked sausage and no other meats. Other than it was awesome :)

  2. I will have to try this one day really soon. My daughter won't eat shrimp so I will have to skip that. I don't know what's wrong with her because I love it!


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