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Cajun Sausage and Turkey Jambalaya


  • 5 lb. 15 oz. raw ground turkey or raw turkey or smoked turkey cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 6 lb. 6 oz. andouille or pork smoked sausage, 1 1/2 inches in diameter, sliced 3/4 inch thick
  • 3 1/2 cups minced onion
  • 3 cups fresh green peppers, 1/2 inch diced
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh celery, chopped
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup bouquet gravy coloring
  • 2 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 1 qt. 2 cups white rice


  1. Brown turkey until no signs of pink remain. Drain fat and discard.
  2. Add sausage, onions, peppers, and celery and simmer over low heat until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add water, gravy coloring, red pepper, black pepper, garlic, salt and parsley flakes. Heat to boiling, reduce heat, and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in rice, bring to a boil again. Cover and reduce heat to low. Stir after 15 minutes, cook 15 more minutes.






  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon file powder (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2+ Tablespoons garlic powder
  • ¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, 1" diced (may substitute other spicy sausage)
  • 1 large onion fine diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper fine diced
  • 1 cup celery fine diced
  • 2-3 jalapenos fine diced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, 1" dice
  • 1 can diced clams with broth
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic diced
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 5 cups chicken stock (Can or box will work)
  • Diced green onions for garnish




  1. Mix Cayenne, white, black pepper, thyme, file powder, garlic powder, cumin a small dish and set aside. Open tomatoes and set aside. Open clams and set aside. Start the Cajun music on the CD player... turn it up loud.
  2. Heat olive oil in heavy bottom pan on medium-high. Add sausage, cook five minutes, stirring occasionally. Lower heat to medium, add onions, celery, bell peppers, jalapenos, saute five minutes till almost tender. Turn the music up louder.
  3. Raise heat to medium high, add chicken cook 2-3 minutes. Lower heat to medium again, add seasoning mix and diced garlic. Cook stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes. Stir in rice cook 2-3 minutes add tomatoes, clams and chicken stock stir well. When it comes to a boil lower heat and cover for 20 min or till rice absorbs almost all the liquid.