There are countless variations of gumbo, but among the commonalities is they are thickened with a traditional roux and use Gumbo Filé. Our natural filé provides an extra boost of herbaceous, savory flavor along with the spicy complexity of our chipotle Creole rub blend.

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 35 min

Total time: 55 min

Spicy Creole Gumbo
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 6 to 8 servings


  1. Place large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and Andouille sausage and cook until sausage is browned and crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove meat, leaving oil behind.

  2. Add chicken and half of Chipotle Creole Rub Blend. Stir well, and cook until chicken is browned. Remove with slotted spoon and transfer to bowl with sausage.

  3. Add flour to Dutch oven. Lower heat to medium and stir until flour forms a roux. Continue cooking roux until golden brown in color.

  4. Add onion, green bell pepper, diced tomatoes, okra and garlic. Stir vegetables into roux for 2 minutes. Add hot water, remaining Chipotle Creole Rub Blend, bay leaves and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, and then add salt and ground black pepper as needed.

  5. Garnish with Gumbo Filé and scallions.