Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole
I’m always looking for something that reminds me of home. Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole hits the spot. If you’ve never had Creole cooking, you are missing out! (But you can change that!) Slightly spicy (but you can tone that down if you aren’t a spicy person), this rich dish is a creole staple. Thick tomato sauce wraps around perfectly simmered vegetables and sausage to create a perfect topper for rice or grits. This recipe is super easy to make and is perfect on weeknights, even if you are busy. So grab some andouille sausage and let’s get to making this favorite!
Simple Ingredients Give Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole Bold Flavor
Andouille sausage is the base to this dish, so quality here really counts. Use a sausage that you enjoy on its own for the best Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole. You’ll thank me later. Three types of tomatoes make the thick sauce for this, diced, paste, and sauce. The veggie base is comprised of onions, celery, garlic, and green pepper, which brings some amazing flavor to Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole. A bit of flour adds to the thickness, although you can use masa if you are gluten free. Spices that really take this dish over the top are bay leaves, salt, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and hot pepper sauce. It doesn’t get any better than this with Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole.
- ¼ C olive oil
- 1 red or green pepper, diced
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 1 bunch green onions, diced
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 ribs celery, diced
- ¼ C flour or masa
- 1 ½ lbs Andouille sausage
- 1 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 t salt
- ½ t red pepper flakes
- 1 t red pepper sauce
- 2 t Worcestershire sauce
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 2 C water
- Place the olive oil in a heavy-bottom large saucepan or stockpot. Heat over medium heat.
- Add the vegetables and cook until they start to become tender.
- Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 40 minutes, replenishing water if mixture becomes too thick.
- Remove the sausages from the mixture, cut into pieces and return to the pan.
- Simmer an additional 10 minutes to make sure the sausage.
- Serve over hot cooked rice or grits.
Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole in the Slow Cooker
Are you a fan of slow cooking? Me too! Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole is perfect for your favorite slow cooker. The only pre-work you really need to do is sauteing the vegetables, then just toss everything in your crock and set it to low for about 8 hours. You’ll have the perfect dinner when you get home. Simmer up some rice and dinner is on the table in less than thirty minutes! I can’t think of a more perfect way to end the day than with Spicy Andouille Sausage Creole for dinner.