*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                      Texas Gumbo, basic w/variations
 
 Recipe By     : Who Knows
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups And Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      large         onion -- minced
    2      tablespoons   bacon fat
    2      cups          tomates (canned are fine)
    1                    green pepper -- chopped
    1      cup           okra, fresh or frozen -- sliced
                         salt and pepper to taste
    2      cups          whole kernel corn (hominy is used by some)
    1      cup or so     cooked rice
    1      can           chicken broth
    1      can           tomato sauce
    1      can           beef broth
    1      can           chopped chilies
 
 Cook the minced onion in bacon fat until yellow and transparent. Add 
 the tomatoes, green peppers, okra and seasonings and simmer together 
 until tender (about 20 mins). Add a little more water if too thick. 
 Add the corn and cook 8-10 mins. Serve over fluffy boiled rice. This 
 is a classic of Texas cooking. Please! feel free to add or take from 
 the basics-everyone does. Somethings that have been added:Rotel 
 tomatoes, pecan pieces at the end, herb dressing, carrots and even 
 sour cream.
 
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 NOTES : This Gumbo is a favorite in Southwest cooking, Most folks 
 have their own favorite way of making theirs. So, make you up a 
 favorite!