Jan 30, 2006 by SilverWeed | 1 Comments| Share it:   

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I made this for about $13 and you can see as you look at the pictures the pot just keeps getting fuller and fuller. I made this up off the top of my head so some of the stuff is going to be approximate, just taste it as you go along and you’ll do fine.


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 1 - 2 hrs.
  • Serves: 8

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  • 8 carrots
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1 sweet yellow onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 can chicken stalk
  • 1 can beef stalk
  • 1 kielbasa sausage
  • 2 cans rotel
  • 2 1/2 cups of rice
  • 2 cans chili beans
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • paprika
  • garlic
  • cumin
  • salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • thyme

Step 1

Here is the onion quartered, if you don't have a food processor just chop decently. Don't go super fine but don't leave huge chucks unless you want to.


Step 2

Onion chopped:


Step 3

Chop the celery by hand, I find it goes to thin when processed. Nice chunks is the way to go.


Step 4

Process some green pepper, seeds removed, and add it to the onion in a pot. Also add a quarter to half cup of olive oil at this point. Turn your stove on low to medium.


Step 5

Add the celery and a can of chicken broth.


Step 6

Add 2 cans of delicious rotel, also chop the carrots and add them. I chopped 2/3 of mine and then processed the other third so that it would go with the broth better. Now turn the stove up to about medium - medium high until it starts to boil. Then turn it down, maintain heat while you're adding the rest. You don't want it boiling but you want it hot enough for all the flavors to come out and mix together. Make sure to give it a nice stir every once and awhile.


Step 7

Season!!! I added about 2 tablespoons of fresh ground cumin, some oregano, lots of crushed red pepper, some paprika, some thyme, some tabasco. All to taste, just add it until it starts to taste good. Don't worry about going overboard, you're about to add way more stuff so you'll keep seasoning.


Step 8

Chop the kielbasa and add it. Let it simmer so the flavors work their way together.


Step 9

Get your rice boiling. Lower the temp on the soup and cover, now you're just wanting to simmer.


Step 10

Add the chill beans.


Step 11

Add in the rice.


Step 12

Oh so worth it. Let the rice sit and simmer with the soup for a just a few minutes and you'll get a nice thick jambalaya. The sausage could be replaced with chicken or left out, but you get so much flavor from some sausage that how could you ever leave it out?

Now that you have learned how to make jambalaya, please be sure to view these other pork recipes. Also, you will love these Cajun / Creole recipes.


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Apr 16, 2009

There are no beans in jambalaya and certainly not any kielbasa.  Here in the south we use smoke sausage or andoullie- and NO BEANS.

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