Wingin’ It: Leftover jambalaya pays tribute to New Orleans

You want soccer. You want meals. So can we! A lot so, in truth, that we smash the 2 collectively to carry you a Buffalo Payments-inspired recipe every week. Whether or not it’s a tackle an opponents’ fave or some actual mad scientist **** coming your method, Wingin’ It’s the spot to watch. This week we’re prepping for the already previous the New Orleans Saints however drawing inspiration from them anyway!

Wingin it jambalaya


It’s our first POST-game Wingin’ It! I may have gone the route I did final time the Payments performed on Thanksgiving and Buffaloed a basic facet or one thing. However that’s quite a bit to ask of you to break traditions. As a substitute, let’s go the “we’re all drained and need one thing to simply toss collectively” route. Jambalaya is ideal and a method to use a few of your Thanksgiving leftovers in a method that even probably the most “sick-of-turkey-already” particular person will take pleasure in. Lots of the components are obscure as they’re objects you might need various quantities of left. Simply use what feels proper and the whole lot will likely be superb. There is likely to be a pair objects you need to exit and seize, however substitutions for lots right here must be superb (see prep notes and suggestions).

Turkey and Sausage Jambalaya with Buffalo Gravy

Serves: 6-10
Energetic Time: 20 min
Whole Time: 6 hours or so


28 ouncescan crushed tomatoes
3 cups turkey broth
12 oz. sausage (andouille or smoked most popular)
Leftover turkey
Bell pepper(s)
1 tsp garlic
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
Salt to style
Oregano, Thyme, Paprika to style
2 Cups raw rice

Leftover gravy
2 Tbsp scorching sauce per cup of gravy
1⁄4 tsp thyme per cup of gravy

You’ll want: Gradual cooker

  1. Add tomatoes and broth to sluggish cooker; flip to HIGH.
  2. Reduce sausage into discs/chunks and add to sluggish cooker; add turkey.
  3. Chop onion, celery, and bell pepper (shortly, that is supposed to be simple); add to cooker.
  4. Add garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and Cajun seasoning to pot; stir. Let simmer about 4 hours.
  5. Add salt and spices to modify taste. (Shoot for just a little extra taste depth than you need the ultimate product to have to account for the rice.)
  6. Stir in rice; stir and verify each 15-20 min till rice is totally cooked. Flip to lowest setting to hold heat.
  7. Add gravy, scorching sauce, and thyme to sauce pan on MED/HIGH; combine and warmth till heat.
  8. Serve jambalaya with gravy

Wingin’ It Suggestions and Prep Gallery

No useful gallery this week as I don’t assume you’ll want it and I too needed a simplified cooking expertise. I’ll record some substitutions for belongings you won’t have after a Thanksgiving meal and in addition do a fast run down of how to make selfmade gravy. The gravy is likely to be just a little late for a lot of of you because you’ll want the turkey drippings, however when you have further broth you’re good to go.


  • In case you don’t have crushed canned tomatoes then just about any tomato product ought to work (diced, stewed, puree, and many others.). You may also simply toss in some tomatoes.
  • I knew I used to be doing jambalaya so I purchased andouille sausage. Most sausage sorts will work, however smoked is healthier. Kielbasa is an effective substitute. Jambalaya also can combine and match proteins so be happy to be inventive.
  • In case you don’t have Cajun seasoning, belongings you might need available can be utilized as an alternative. Onion powder, garlic powder, crimson pepper or scorching sauce may be substituted. Thyme, oregano, and paprika will seemingly want to be added in bigger portions as nicely.
  • In case you don’t have turkey broth you should use one other kind. You can even get away with some thinner soups when you have it. If in case you have not one of the above, water ought to work to cook dinner the rice, however you would possibly find yourself needing to spice it up or add extra salt to compensate.

Making gravy:

In case you’ve by no means accomplished it, it’s tremendous simple and can make the jarred stuff appear to be the swill it’s. In case your turkey recipe referred to as for a small quantity of water on the backside of the roasting pan, merely acquire the drippings (all of the liquid on the backside, and certain some rendered fats). In case you used a recipe that doesn’t have water (or deep fried) you is likely to be out of luck. You may also use broth for this if you’d like.

Warmth the dripping in a sauce pan on MED/HIGH. Good gravy requires tasting so for all of the objects you add, perform a little, stir in, style, repeat. You’ll need to add salt, pepper, and another herbs/spices you may want for a specific meals. For the spicy Wingin’ It gravy, that was scorching sauce and thyme.


After you have your taste set, it’s time to thicken it. Place 3-4 Tbsp of all-purpose flour in a small bowl. Add about 5 Tbsp of the drippings into the bowl and blend it in with the flour till easy. Small lumps are superb. Stir in about half of this combination into the drippings. Verify the thickness of what’s now turning into gravy. Add just a little extra of the flour combination in at a time till you attain desired thickness. In case you use all of the flour combination, you may repeat the above and make extra. Selfmade gravy may be refrigerated however will seemingly find yourself gelatinous when cooled. No worries, it’ll flip again into gravy when warmed. And sure, I do know jambalaya isn’t normally served with gravy, however you seemingly have some left and it’s a good way to simply stir in some added taste.

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