Fall-bo – Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo

Fall-bo – Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo
Dawn's Fall-bo - Easy gumbo recipe!
My Thanksgiving turkey last year

Who else out there is always looking for fun, innovative ways to use up all the leftover Thanksgiving turkey? It’s admittedly not a bad problem to have. Mmm! Fall-bo – Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo was invented a couple of years ago when I decided to go outside my norm of filling my freezer with turkey soup, turkey and gravy, turkey pot pie filling, and more. All of which are great, but I think we need a little extra spice in the cooler months and this super easy gumbo really hits the spot. It freezes just as well as the other aforementioned yummies, so you can enjoy it for months after.

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Fall-bo - Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gumbo, leftoverturkey, thanksgiving
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour

Equipment

  • One large Dutch oven or heavy pot
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Small colander

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 can unsalted petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 32oz carton reduced sodium chicken broth PLUS
  • 1 14.5oz can reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 5 tbsp Cajun/spicy Seasoning of your choice Mikey V’s Brok Da Mout, Todd’s Creole Dirt, Emeril’s, etc. – just be aware of level of SALT
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 2-3 stalks celery sliced thin
  • 2 handful small frozen shrimp
  • 1 link Andouille sausage
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked turkey; cubed can use cooked chicken
  • 12 oz bag frozen sliced okra (or more or less, as desired)

Instructions

  • Slice Andoulle sausage at angle, approx 1/2″ thick slices – it will cook down a bit.
  • Rinse okra with water in a colander.
  • In large Dutch oven. brown both sides of sliced sausage and remove.
  • Leave sausage drippings and add the olive oil. Add flour. Stir well until all oils and flour is mixed – approx 3-5 minutes. Do not allow it to burn.
  • Slowly add all chicken broth and whisk until flour is incorporated. Work quickly to avoid lumps.
  • Add tomatoes with juice, and allow to cook additional 5 minutes.
  • Add Cajun/spicy seasoning.
  • Add all protein, including frozen [not thawed] shrimp, and let simmer for 30-45 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
  • Taste and add more seasoning if desired.
  • Add thawed okra and cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve over white/brown rice.

Notes

You can use white and dark meat turkey and/or chicken in this recipe. 
A lot of seasoning mixes have high levels of sodium. Be sure to check before adding. If sodium level needs to be adjusted, use NO SALT broth and tomatoes.  

Who else out there is always looking for fun, innovative ways to use up all the leftover Thanksgiving turkey? It’s admittedly not a bad problem to have. Mmm! Fall-bo – Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo was invented a couple of years ago when I decided to go outside my norm of filling my freezer with turkey soup, turkey and gravy, turkey pot pie filling, and more. All of which are great, but I think we need a little extra spice in the cooler months and this Fall-bo – Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo really hits the spot. It freezes just as well as the other aforementioned yummies, so you can enjoy it for months after.

I hope you enjoy Fall-bo – Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo as much as I do. Comments always welcome. Remember, always have fun in the kitchen! Cheers!

Fall-bo - Easy Leftover Turkey Gumbo
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