Hearty Gumbo

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20 min


50 min



Hearty Gumbo

(Photo: Erik Putz; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Try out a creative, cajun-spiced spin on this classic stew.


  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 red onion , chopped
  • 1 227-g pkg cremini mushrooms , quartered
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Cajun-Inspired Spice Blend , (see Kitchen tip for recipe)
  • 1 796-mL can plum tomatoes
  • 1 celery stalk , sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 3 cups okra , (about 15 pods), cut in 1-in. pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 540-mL can red kidney beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  1. Heat a pot over medium. Add oil, and then onion and mushrooms. Cook until softened, about 5 min.
  2. Sprinkle flour and spice blend over vegetables. Cook,
    stirring often, for 2 min. Add tomatoes and juices, breaking them into bitesized chunks with a wooden spoon. Stir in celery, pepper, okra and broth. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is slightly thickened and vegetables are almost tender, 17 to 20 min.
  3. Add beans and simmer until heated through, about 3 min. Stir in parsley. Serve with crusty bread.

Kitchen tip

Get the Cajun-Inspired Spice Blend recipe.