Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Redpack Tomatoes for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Enjoy a little Louisiana Southern comfort with this 30 Minute Creole Jambalaya! It’s an easy weeknight meal for busy families and perfect for game day or Mardi Gras too.
As a mom of teenagers, I don’t usually find myself with a lot of time to cook in the evening. Our evenings are interrupted by meets, games, practice pick-ups, and other activities. I cook a lot of one-pot meals as a result.
One ingredient I cook with frequently is canned tomatoes. Tomatoes, besides being delicious, are packed with antioxidants. Among the benefits they offer is the promotion of heart health, protecting against cancer, increased energy and lower weight. As a mom, I want my family to eat healthy. Including tomatoes in our diet on a regular basis is one way I do that.
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An interesting fact about Jambalaya is it can be made with or without tomatoes. Creole Jambalaya, which is what I almost always make, has tomatoes in it. Cajun Jambalaya does not. Traditionally Jambalaya does not have okra in it…usually okra is only found in Gumbo. However, I love okra and don’t really get a chance to cook with it much, so I always put it in my Jambalaya.
Now let’s get cooking. Today I am sharing with you my fast and easy 30 minute Creole Jambalaya!
First you’re going to slice your Andouille sausage and sauté in a Dutch oven. Brown it for a couple minutes and then remove it from your pot and drain the pieces on paper towels. Add your butter to the same pot, and whisk in flour slowly to create a roux. Once your roux is golden brown, add in the chopped onion, peppers, and garlic, and cook until softened. Then mix in the oregano.
Next you’re going to add your chicken broth, water, chopped tomatoes and juice, rice, okra and sausage and bring to a boil. Stir in chopped chicken, red beans, cajun seasoning, white vinegar, and worcestershire sauce and lower the heat. Cook for about 15 minutes or until your rice is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
We've always wanted to try Jambalaya but most recipes look complicated and must take A LOT of time. Yours is a great version that doesn't, which made us very very happy:)
Kudos for the non-GMO part, THANK YOU Michelle!
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant
Friday 12th of February 2016
I have never made or had jambalya! How can I even call myself a food blogger?!? I love cajun spices and with such a quick turnaround this meal is definitely happening. Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.
Monday 8th of February 2016
We love jambalaya in our house. Yum! Thanks for sharing on our link up party last week.
Sunday 7th of February 2016
I love any kind of jambalaya and that sounds wonderful! Good to know about the tomatoes, too! Thanks much for bringing this by Throwback Thursday this week and hope to see you next Thursday. I'll be pinning it to our TBT board!
Thursday 4th of February 2016
I love Jambalaya anytime, but especially during Mardi Gras. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.