Wednesday, July 18, 2012


6 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup chopped celery
1 green and red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/2 pound cubed cooked ham
1/2 pound cubed cooked chicken
1/2 pound cubed smoked sausage
1 pound shrimp (peeled & deviened)
2 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes, with liquid
2 cups beef broth
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups uncooked white rice

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Add celery, bell peppers, and onion to the bacon drippings, and cook until tender.
  1. Add the ham, chicken and sausage to the pot, and pour in the tomatoes, beef broth and chicken broth. Season with thyme and Cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper. Bring to a boil, and add the rice. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, until the rice is tender.
  1. Stir in the shrimp and bacon just before serving, and heat through. If you use uncooked shrimp, let it cook for about 5 minutes before serving.

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