3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 cups frozen cut okra
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (12-ounce) package frozen shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, rinsed
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
3 cups water
In small saucepan, combine flour and oil; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until mixture turns reddish brown. Place flour-oil mixture in 3 1/2 to 4 quart Slow Cooker. Stir in all remaining ingredients except shrimp, rice and water. Cover; cook on low setting for 7-9 hours. When ready to serve, cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, add shrimp to gumbo mixture in slow cooker/Crock Pot; mix well. Cover; cook on low setting for additional 20 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice.
1 (1-pound) package Black Beans
6 cups water
3 tablespoons butter or oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
3 ribs celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt or seasoned salt to taste
3 tablespoons vinegar
Rinse and sort beans.
Put six cups of water in large pot, cover, and bring to a boil. While water is heating, start step three.
Add butter or oil to a heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add peppers, celery, and onions. Cook until onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for another 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add beans and boiling water to vegetable and seasoning mixture. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, or until beans reach desired tenderness.
Add vinegar, stir, taste for seasoning, and adjust to your liking.
Season ribs evenly with salt, pepper, paprika, and chili powder. Rub in on all sides.
Add honey, soy sauce, and garlic to a large slow cooker.
Transfer the ribs to slow cooker and turn them over in sauce until coated. Position the ribs so they are standing up, with the meatier side down, and so the meat side is against the walls of the slow cooker, with the bone sides facing in.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 7 – 8 hours. Check after the allotted time, you want to make sure the meat is cooked through and tender.
Remove the ribs and transfer to cutting board.
Cut between the bones to separate into individual ribs.
Serve with additional sauce from the slow cooker, as needed.