We had Sunday dinner at my parent’s house, and my mom made Jambalaya (one of my favorites). I’m a big fan of dinners that are easily a one pot meal. If you’d like to add a side salad and fresh fruit, you can…either way.
The best thing about jambalaya is all the meat (Don’t you agree?!). I mean c’mon…shrimp, sausage, ham and bacon? Why “Yes, please”. 🙂 Total carnivore.
The veggies are great too, don’t get me wrong.
Right before cooking it in the oven, it looks like this. Last thing to cook is the rice.
- 6 Slices of Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1 Cup Celery chopped
- 1 Clove Garlic, minced
- 2 Cups Green pepper, chopped
- ½ Pound Polish Sausage cut up
- 1 Cup Long Grain Rice, uncooked
- 1 28oz. Can Tomatoes
- ½ Teaspoon Thyme
- Fresh Ground Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of Cajun seasoning
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth
- ½ Pound Ham, diced
- 1 Pound Shrimp uncooked (If using cooked shrimp, stir in at the end to heat through.)
- In heavy Dutch oven, cook bacon. Cook onion, celery, green peppers and garlic in bacon drippings. Remove and add sausage and brown.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Stir rice into onion mixture and cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients.
- Cover casserole and bake for 30-40 min.
- Now add shrimp and cook 15 minutes more.
Serves 6 people
I hope you make it. You’re going to love it!