Crockpot Gator Jambalaya

My mom grew up in Southeastern Louisiana and attended Tulane University where she met my father. I have loved Cajun food since I was in the womb. This crockpot gator jambalaya is so easy and tasty it will have you saying “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” like the locals.

Gator Jambalaya
Gator Jambalaya
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Crockpot Gator Jambalaya

Delicious gator jambalaya that you can just throw in the crockpot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: Cajun, Gator, Jambalaya
Servings: 8
Author: Sophie May

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs gator cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 package sausage sliced (I used jalapeño and green onion venison sausage)
  • 1 T vegetable oil or butter to brown sausage
  • 1/2 T Cajun seasoning I used The Cajun Ninja’s
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3.5 C chicken broth
  • 1 T hot sauce I used Louisiana Hot Sauce*
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 can rotel 10 oz
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Add vegetable oil (or butter) to a pan. Heat over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, add sliced sausage and cook until browned and crispy on the edges. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In your crockpot, add chicken broth, tomato paste and rotel. Stir until combined.
  • Add diced onions, diced bell pepper, diced celery, minced garlic, gator and sausage. Stir to combine.
  • Add Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, and bay leaves. Again, stir to combine.
  • Cook, with lid on, on high for 3 hours. This should make the gator tender and shreddable if you want smaller bits.
  • Keeping meat and all ingredients in the pot, add rice and stir to combine.
  • Cook for an additional hour on high, or until rice is fully cooked. The rice will absorb all excess liquid and create a delicious jambalaya.
  • When finished stir well and remove bay leaves. Garnish with green onions. Enjoy!

Notes

*More can be added for spice. I add mine after because my family doesn’t like it as spicy as me.

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