Slow-Cooker Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Gumbo is a legendary stew-like dish from Louisiana, famous not only for its complex flavor but also for its temperamental nature.
Why This Recipe Works
A quicker roux was the first challenge we conquered when developing our slow-cooker gumbo recipe, speeding things up by preheating the oil over medium heat, then adding the flour to give the process a jump-start. Though we tried numerous seasoning variations for our slow-cooker gumbo recipe, we ultimately settled on a simple combination of garlic, thyme, and bay leaves. In tackling the “holy trinity”—onions, bell pepper, and celery—we chose to add a red pepper to the traditional green bell pepper, on account of its sweeter, fuller flavor.