Please don’t tell Emeril, but this gumbo recipe doesn’t start with a roux. No seafood sacrificed their seafaring lives for this stew. And the real kicker? I made it in a crock pot.
Oh, and it’s low-fat too. Just 5 Weight Watchers points per serving.
And with that said, it tastes really good. I would even go so far as to say it tastes great …
then again, I’ve been on a Weight Watchers diet for two months now …
so you’ll have to take the word of my husband. And my son. Both of whom were lingering around the crock pot with spoons in hand. Sneaking tastes when my back was turned.
Looks like I’ll be forced to make a double batch next time.
Slow Cooker Gumbo REcipe
Weight Watchers Points: 5 | Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup | Yield: 8 servings
1 garlic clove, minced
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 stalk celery (or is it one rib?), chopped
2 cups green, red & yellow peppers, chopped
15 oz canned black beans, rinsed and drained
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes (& juices)
9 oz cooked chicken sausage, andouille-style, cut into bite-size pieces*
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 cups fat free chicken broth
1 cup uncooked converted white rice (I used Uncle Ben’s)
Place all ingredients in 5-quart slow cooker. Add thyme and pepper; stir well. Cover and cook on high power for 4 hours.
Maybe I should pack up a batch and send a roux-less-slow-cooker healthy gumbo care package to Emeril? Or better yet, I can hand deliver it to him in New Orleans …
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Oh don’t go to New Orleans. You’ll be a WW failure if you do. Very important question, if a person doesn’t particularly like gumbo, would they like this one?
Your gumbo recipe looks and sounds delicious and I love that it is WW friendly!
Thank you – and my waist line loves that it’s WW friendly too! 🙂
I wouldn’t call this gumbo. It’s exactly how red or white beans and rice are cooked in the south the only exception is we use dried beans instead of canned beans. It’s definitely delicious but it’s just beans and rice.
Is this the same points for current ww plan
I think so. They don’t change the point system too much especially when it comes to recipes featuring lots of vegetables!
There’s a star next to the sausage in the recipe… is there supposed to be a note about it? I am curious what sausage you used to keep this to 5 points.
Would the points value change if I used brown rice (not converted)?
I think the star might be a typo? Not sure. I think it’s 5 WW points because I used chicken sausage.