Bubba's Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1onion, chopped
  • ½ pound cubed cooked ham
  • ½ pound cubed cooked chicken
  • ½ pound cubed smoked sausage
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • ½ pound salad shrimp
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Add celery, bell pepper, and onion to the bacon drippings, and cook until tender.

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  • Step 2

    Add the ham, chicken and sausage to the pot, and pour in the tomatoes, beef broth and chicken broth. Season with thyme and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and add the rice. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the shrimp and bacon just before serving, and heat through. If you use uncooked shrimp, let it cook for about 5 minutes before serving.

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