Slow-Cooker Cajun Stew
3/4 pound andouille or kielbasa, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1 red onion, sliced into wedges
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
1 red or green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups frozen cut okra (from an 8-ounce package), thawed
In a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker, place sausage, onion, garlic, celery, and bell pepper.
Sprinkle with flour and toss to coat. Add tomatoes and their liquid, 1/2 cup water, and cayenne; season with salt.
Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, 3 1/2 hours on high (or 7 hours on low).
Add shrimp and okra, cover, and cook until shrimp are opaque throughout, 30 minutes (or 1 hour on low).