Vegan “Chicken” & “Sausage” Gumbo


Ok, before my gumbo kings and queens try to assassinate me, please know that I hail from the great city of New Orleans. And yes I’m allowed to make a veganized chicken and sausage gumbo! Well, anyone can make a vegan gumbo, but it just hits differently when you grew up eating gumbo all your life.

Beyond Meat for the sausage and Gardien for the chicken, if you cannot find these brands use whatever vegan brands that’s available to you.

Vegan “Chicken” & “Sausage” Gumbo

Recipe by Chudney McNair


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  • 1 medium sized green bell pepper chopped

  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped

  • 2 stalks of celery chopped

  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic

  • 1 cup of flour

  • 1 cup of vegetable oil

  • 1 package of beyond meat sausage sliced

  • 1 package of vegan chicken strips

  • 3 cups of vegetable stock plus 1 cup of water

  • 2 tablespoons of creole seasoning

  • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon of salt, more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1/2 tablespoon of file

  • 1 cup of okra *optional

  • 2 chopped green onion for garnish


  • Chop first four ingredients and set aside in a bowl cover and fridge.
  • Add oil into a pan on medium heat, sprinkle flour and stir together until combined. Stir the roux until the color is a dark peanut butter color, this usually takes about 15-20 minutes, be sure to keep stirring to prevent it from burning.
  • Once the roux is done, slowly add the vegetable stock, 1 tablespoon of creole seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and whisk until the stock and roux are both combined. You want to whisk the liquid well for a smooth liquid. Set stove to a low heat and let simmer on low.
  • In a separate pan, heat with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil once hot, add the chopped ingredients and sauté until tender about 8 minutes. add sliced vegan sausage and vegan chicken, add the other tablespoon of creole seasoning into
  • Add sliced vegan sausage and chicken into the chopped ingredients, with the remaining tablespoon of creole seasoning, add the garlic powder and saute all the ingredients until sausage is browned.
  • Add the cooked sausage, chicken and chopped ingredients into the liquid, add the okra if you are using it. Add the bay leaf in and cook on a low-medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • At the last 5 minutes stir in your file, taste the gumbo and adjust the taste to your liking. Enjoy over hot white rice garnish with chopped green onion. Enjoy!

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  • Adding okra is optional.