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Holiday Celebration Cookbook | Turkey Gumbo

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Holiday Celebration Cookbook | Turkey Gumbo

Turkey Gumbo


1 turkey carcass (or whatever is leftover from turkey)

1 large onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 bag of frozen corn

1 bag of frozen lima beans

1 bag of frozen green beans

1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes

1 28 oz. can tomato sauce

Chicken broth or stock

1 pack of Conecuh Sausage


Cooking oil for roux

White rice


  • Boil turkey in a 50:50 mixture of water and chicken broth in a large gumbo pot
  • Remove the turkey, pick any remaining meat from the bone, and return to the pot 
  • Add onion, celery, corn, lima beans, green beans, whole tomatoes, tomato sauce, and sausage to the large pot
  • Make the roux in a separate skillet:
    • Add about 2 tbsp. of oil to ski l let over high heat
    • Add equal parts of flour while constantly mixing flour and oil together
  • Reduce heat to medium as the flour and oil mixture brown.
  • Once mixture is browned well remove from heat
  • Add roux to large gumbo pot by rinsing the skillet with some of the liquid from the large pot
  • Bring all to a boil, then reduce heat while gumbo continues to cook over a low boil

Gumbo is done when vegetables are tender, and sausage is cooked, around 2 hours. Serve gumbo over cooked white rice.