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Zesty Bean Gumbo

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup gumbo and 1/2 cup rice)
Filé powder (ground sassafras leaves used mainly to flavor and thicken gumbo) can be found in the spice section of your grocery store.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup sliced fresh or frozen okra
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon filé powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Garden Brown Sauce
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 266
  • caloriesfromfat 13 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 8.8 g
  • carbohydrate 51.6 g
  • fiber 5.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 412 mg
  • calcium 89 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and next 7 ingredients (diced onion through garlic), and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in the Garden Brown Sauce and the next 4 ingredients (sauce through chopped tomatoes), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in chopped green onions. Serve over rice.