Nine More Months: Cheap & Easy Jambalaya Recipe: Shrimp-free and Budget-friendly

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cheap & Easy Jambalaya Recipe: Shrimp-free and Budget-friendly

I'm always on the lookout for a recipe that's easy to make, doesn't require a million ingredients, and is budget-friendly. Of course, it has to be tasty too! I've always loved Jambalaya, but needed a recipe that was really simple. I adapted the traditional Jambalaya recipe to fit our family's tastes and needs and it's become a part of the regular rotation on our dinner menu.

My favorite thing about this meal is that I only dirty one pot to make it. It's nice not to have a sink full of dishes to do after cooking dinner. Cheap, delicious, easy to cook and easy to clean up after? What more could you ask for?

I guess you could ask for the recipe. Well, here you go.

Cheap & Easy Jambalaya
2 Tablespoons of oil or butter
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 medium onion
2 stalks of celery
3 large garlic cloves
14oz package of kielbasa sausages

1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
1 14oz can of red beans
3 cups stock (chicken, ham or veg)
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more)
1 1/2 cups of rice
Dice the bell peppers, onion and celery and mince the garlic. In a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat up oil or butter. Sauté peppers, onions, celery and garlic on medium/low until soft and starting to brown. Slice kielbasa into bite-sized pieces and add to the pot, cooking until browned. Mix in the tomatoes, beans, stock, and spices and bring to a boil. Add in rice, stir to combine and cover. Cook on low for 30-40 minutes, until rice is fully cooked. Turn off heat and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with hot sauce if desired. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Jennai said...

We love Jambalaya and I am always looking for new, better recipes for it. Thank you!
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