1 large onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
2 cups fresh or frozen okra
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 canĀ  tomatoes and chilies
Boil 4 chicken leg quarters and take meat off the bone. Keep liquid for the gumbo
1 package of smoked sausage sliced in small pieces
1 package frozen deveined shrimp or fresh shrimp according to the amount you desire
1 can of crab meat and drain the liquid
1 package of imitation crab meat
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
Season with a Cajun or spicy seasoning salt to taste
2 slices of bacon chopped into pieces

Put bacon, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper and cook until wilted. Then add okra and cook about 10 minutes on a medium to low heat stirring continually. Add stewed tomatoes and tomatoes and chilies to cook about 15 minutes. Add cooked chicken meat, chopped sausage, shrimp and cook 10 minutes stirring continually. Then put into a large crock pot or large cook pot along with the liquid from the chicken and add all seasonings. Allow crock pot to heat everything up and leave on high for 2 hours. Check to see how fast it is cooking on high. You can turn down to low. Then add imitation crab meat because this does not need to cook long. If you are using a regular pot for cooking then after you add liquid and seasonings heat at medium to low for about 2 hours. Check to make sure not too high so the gumbo will not burn. Then you can place on low for 2 hours or longer. Add the imitation crab meat about 30 minutes before finished cooking. If you have fresh crab meat available in containers then substitute the can crab meat and imitation crab meat for this. Yes, I am in North Louisiana but fresh crab meat is not always found easily so I give you the recipe of other substitutes. Using everything fresh is so amazing but learn to substitute with other means to make a wonderful meal for your family and friends.

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