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Texas Okra Gumbo Recipe

Texas Okra Gumbo

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"Spicy okra gumbo like grandma's made with bacon and chicken. Lots of okra and fresh cayenne peppers make this dish special."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook until evenly browned, then add onion, chicken cubes and okra. Cook, stirring, until chicken is tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in cayenne peppers, tomatoes, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Add rice and water, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2008

I ALMOST followed the directions......I think that water has no flavor, so I used chicken broth instead of the plain water. This soup freezes well and makes enough to share with a neighbor. Really tasty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 14, 2007

This recipe was a bust, and I would not make it again. I would substitute tomato juice and/or chicken broth for the 3 c of water. I had to add an additional large can of tomatoes to get any flavour to the dish besides watery jalapeno. I tried to follow another reviewer's advice of adding other herbs, but this thing was just bland. Oh, and I would use whole Okra, because the chopped okra get slimy (and are a disturbing grey color inside)

Sep 05, 2004

I didn't have any fresh cayenne peppers so I just added cayenne pepper the spice. Looking at this recipe it didn't have any other spices but cayenne so I added, thyme, oregano, basil, and bay leaves. Also, I didn't understand why no salt and pepper were listed so I added some of that too. All in all the recipe turned out well and was very flavorful. I'm freezing to save some for later and I'm sure the flavors will become stronger.

Aug 14, 2006

I first have to apologize for making a few substitutions. I made this for my fathers birthday and he said chicken in a gumbo sounded odd, so he asked for beef sausage instead. Also, there were no fresh cayenne peppers at the store so I used 3 small dried red colored peppers (very spicy). Over all this had a great flavor with the perfect amount of spice. Even my mom and sister, who don't like spicy foods, really enjoyed this gumbo. I will no doubt make this again and again, but may not cook the okra quite so long.

Mar 07, 2006

My favorite recipe on allrecipes. I return to it again and again.

Oct 29, 2008

good recipe. spicy! used andouille sausage instead of chicken.

Jan 18, 2007

Very good and very filling. I've made this many times and have tried adding different ingredients each time, my favorite one being andouille sausage. It's very versatile and best of all, easy and fast to prepare. Thanks for sharing this one!

Jul 31, 2006

I was looking for some new ways to use okra. This was just OK--nothing special.


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  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 376 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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