This is similar to a Weight Watchers Take 5 Cookbook recipe that I used to make on the stove-top.  But I always added some kind of meat because I just couldn’t live without it.  Now I’m really trying to eat more vegetarian meals so I tried this without any meat and in the crock-pot.  It is a very hearty meal. You could serve this with some crusty bread or cornbread and your family would be more than satisfied. I love that this is so simple but so satisfying.  I ate leftovers for lunch for a few days!

Crock-Pot Easy Veggie Gumbo

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Crock-Pot Easy Veggie Gumbo

Ingredients

2 Cans Light Red or Dark Red Kidney Beans (15 Ounces Each),Rinsed and Drained
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies (14. 5 Ounces Each)
20 Ounces Frozen Cut Okra, Thawed
1 Large Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
2 Cups Water
2 Packages Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Jambalaya Mix or Spanish Rice (or any rice with seasoning that you like)

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients except one cup of water and the rice in crock-pot.
  2. Stir.
  3. Cook on high for 3-4.
  4. Add rice and remaining water during last half hour-45 minutes.
  5. Stir well and serve.
  6. There will not be a lot of liquid in this gumbo. You can always add even more water or some vegetable broth in the last half hour if you like it thinner.

Notes

Be careful not to overcook the rice. I cooked this in a 6.5 quart crock pot and it was almost full when I added the rice and water. Optimally, you don’t want your crock to be more than 3/4 full.

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