• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 16 Servings

Turkey Gumbo

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Soups, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • -Lawrence Franz
  • 1 Turkey carcass
  • 2 Turkey legs or thighs
  • 1/2 c Bacon grease
  • 1/2 c Cooking oil
  • 1 c Flour
  • 8 Ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 Large onions, chopped
  • 1 Bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 c Chopped parsley
  • 1 lb Okra, sliced
  • 1 c Smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 c Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • 1 cn (12 oz.) tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tb Salt
  • 4 Slices bacon, cut in 1-inch
  • -pieces
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Cayenne to taste
  • 1 ts Brown sugar
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • 4 c Rice, cooked


Crack the turkey carcass into several pieces. Place the turkey carcass and
legs in a soup kettle with 3 quarts of water and 1 teaspoon salt. Boil for
1 hour. Remove the carcass and legs and cool. Remove the meat from the
bones and discard the bones. Reserve the stock and meat. In a heavy dutch
oven over medium heat, heat the grease and oil. Add the flour, stirring
constantly, and cook until dark golden brown. Add the celery, onion, bell
pepper, garlic, and parsley. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring
constantly. Add the okra and sausage and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
Add 2 quarts of the turkey stock and 2 quarts of water, Worcestershire
sauce, Tabasco sauce, tomatoes, salt, bacon, bay leaves, and cayenne.
Simmer, covered, for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Add the
turkey meat and simmer for 30 minutes. Just before serving, add the brown
sugar and lemon juice. Serve in heated gumbo bowls over rice. (wrv)

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?