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Slow Cooker Faux Gumbo

This flavor-packed gumbo might not be the traditional recipe, but it still packs a punch! Slow-cooked crab legs, shrimp, andouille sausage, and the perfect mix of seasonings give this hearty southern gumbo all it's flavor.
Course Slow Cooker
Cuisine Southern/ Soul Food
Keyword crock-pot recipe, gumbo, slow cooker, slow cooker gumbo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Rosie

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs crab leg clusters
  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp deveined
  • 1 lb andouille sausage chopped
  • 2 lbs chicken your favorite piece
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced
  • 1 large yellow onions diced
  • 2 cups chopped okra fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp gumbo file'

Instructions

  • Add the tomato paste and chicken broth into a 6 qt, and mix well.
  • Next add in the chicken, andouille sausage, onions, bell peppers, okra, garlic, creole seasoning, and black pepper.
  • Turn the slow cooker on high, and let cook for 4 hours.
  • Once everything has been cooking for 3 hours add in the crab, and shrimp.
  • Stir the ingredients, and place the lid back on the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle in the gumbo file' during the last 15 minutes of cooking, and stir in.
  • Once the gumbo is done serve with rice, cornbread, and hot sauce.
  • Enjoy!