Poor Man’s Gumbo

Poor Man’s Gumbo is one of the reasons I keep halved, seeded jalapenos in my freezer in a freezer bag. Since I also have those baggies of bacon, four slices apiece, in my freezer, this becomes a pantry dish that we can make anytime we aren’t sure what to make for dinner. The bacon is sprinkled on top, so the amount can easily be cut down, as well. Either way, the only real change I make to this recipe is I add salt, a couple of times. Once with the sauteed celery and onion, again once everything is in the pan, and possibly a third time at the end to adjust for seasoning. A bit of pepper doesn’t hurt it, either. Leftovers make a great lunch for the next day.


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