Stacy: Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri

May 27, 2009

My name is Stacy and I have a silly little blog called Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri. I am an Ironman triathlete with a busy life and I am always trying to create quick, easy and healthy recipes that will help me fuel for all of the training. This recipe, Black Bean Gumbo For Dummies, is one such recipe.


Now, I have to admit that my version of gumbo is NOT traditional gumbo but it passes for gumbo in my house. This recipe requires almost no skill whatsoever, apart from using a can opener and boiling water. Please try this recipe out and let me know what you think because it got a thumbs up in our house!


Black Bean Gumbo For Dummies

  • 1/4 c. chopped onion
  • 1/4 c. BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 c. cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can black bean soup ( I used Amy’s brand)
  • 1 can. diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic
  • 1 bag frozen cut okra
  • 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning

Saute the onion and mushrooms in olive oil. Once they are tender add the tomatoes, okra, BBQ sauce, soup and seasonings. Stir well and allow the mixture to simmer on the stove for about 15 minutes or until heated through. At the very last minute, stir in the brown rice and heat for about five more minutes. Serve with corn bread or any other type of bread you like.

Didn’t I tell you it was easy? Enjoy and don’t blame me if you find yourself fighting with the hubby over the leftovers.

Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri

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1 Jenn )) (( May 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm

That does sound easy and it looks really good. I’ll add it to my “to try” list. :)



2 Natalie May 27, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Looks good to me! I love a good gumbo :)


3 Nicole May 27, 2009 at 7:28 pm

*Drools* I am so making that


4 Robin May 28, 2009 at 5:51 am

That looks great, I will be adding it to my menu next week.


5 Matt (NoMeatAthlete) May 28, 2009 at 6:00 am

Ironman triathlete, that’s awesome! One of my biggest goals is to be one of those :)


6 spicygranola May 28, 2009 at 8:04 am

It might not be totally traditional, but it looks totally delish! p.s. Ironman?! wowza


7 Jello August 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Ok Kath! Or Stacy not sure but I just made this and it is delicious! I had my douts but it was very good! I used whole okra because that’s all I had. Anawesome break from the german cuisine. Keep the recipes coming!


8 Jello August 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Ok Thanks Stacy for this recipe! It was delish!


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