Quick Gumbo-Style Beef Sausage Soup
A quick and easy version of a favorite Louisiana sausage and okra stew—gumbo—served over cooked rice.
8 ounces smoked beef link sausage, sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 (10-ounce) package frozen okra
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons liquid hot pepper sauce
Hot cooked rice for accompaniment
- Prepare rice according to package directions.
- In a large saucepan, combine sliced link sausage, water, stewed tomatoes, frozen okra, thyme, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in liquid hot pepper sauce. Serve over the cooked rice.
Makes 4 servings.