Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ham and Sausage Jambalaya

This was good. Not as good as my mom's or my grandmother's but I think they have some special "mom" ingredient they use and dont tell anyone about. heh. It was very good though. Ron really liked it considering it made enough for about 6 people and I only had 2 servings. He gobbled the rest. yay!

Ham and Sausage Jambalaya

Makes 6 Servings

from "Louisiana Cookin' from Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce" Cookbook

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pkg (20 oz) kielbasa, cut into 1/2" slices
2 large onions, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken broth
1 can (16 oz) whole tomatoes, peeled, undrained (I used diced tomatoes because I hate the taste/texture of whole cooked tomatoes)
1/2 pound cooked ham, cut into cubes
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon tabasco sauce (shame on me but I was out of Tabasco and substituted Frank's Hot Sauce)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 cups rice, uncooked

In large saucepot or dutch oven heat oil. Add kielbasa, onions, green pepper, celery and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, ham, bay leaf, tabasco sauce, thyme and allspice; simmer uncovered 15 minutes. Add rice. Cover; simmer 15 minutes. If necessary, add more broth or water and simmer until rice is tender. Remove bay leaf. Serve with additional tabasco, if desired.

Per Serving: 339 Calories; 11g Fat (29.3% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 45g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 24mg Cholesterol; 952mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.

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