- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 3/4 bag frozen diced potatoes or you could use fresh
- 8-10 mushrooms chopped
- 1 bag of frozen corn
- 1 package of turkey keilbasa
- 4 cups of chicken broth (we use homemade broth it's usually frozen)
- 1 can of homemade canned tomatoes
- 1/3 stick butter
- garlic - I used powder or granulated garlic
- chili powder
- kickin' chicken by weber
- about 2 cups leftover chopped up turkey.
- In a cast iron skillet melt the butter.
- Add chopped onion, celery, and carrots and cook until they start to become translucent.
- Next add potatoes and mushrooms. (don't add the corn yet)
- Season these ingredients with salt, pepper, garlic, Kickin' Chicken by Weber, and chili powder and stir in pan.
- In the meantime thaw broth in sink.
- Add broth to stock pot.
- Then add vegetable mixture and now is the time to add the corn.
- Next add your can of home canned tomatoes I usually use a quart jar a comparison with
- grocery store tomatoes would probably be their large jar.
- Next I unwrap the turkey kielbasa and slice it and throw it in the pot.
- Lastly I add the leftover turkey about 2 cups and make sure it's kind of chopped up evenly.
- Stir everything up and let cook for about an hour and a half or two hours.
- The longer it cooks and the flavors meld together the better it will be! Enjoy!
After hearing from my Louisiana friends on Facebook for I did not want to offend for one I did not use a Roux in this recipe I also did not use any authentic Cajun spices and oh my I had no okra so I didn’t use that. I know my Louisiana friends take their Gumbo very seriously and out of respect for them I am calling my recipe a Stumbo a stew that is so delicious it wants to be a Gumbo but what is really cool about this recipe is that it is truly a prepared pantry recipe as I had all the ingredients readily available and it’s nice on the wallet too!
The closer we get to knowing all the ingredients the closer to good health we are and I love taking ingredients like leftover turkey and creating them into something completely new! I have to share my recipe for using turkey leftovers and the results were beyond what I anticipated. The Viking and I put together a delicious turkey gumbo Carolina Style I say that because the soup had a pleasant smoky flavor I attributed to the turkey sausage but not really a cajun flavor authentic gumbo however it was quite memorable!
This would be great served with some potato pancakes which coincidentally I have a blog post coming soon!
(I don’t usually advocate a spice by brand but this Kickin’ Chicken by Weber is my new favorite spice right now it’s awesome and I don’t even work or get paid by Weber to say this LOL!)
Hope you enjoy this recipe!