Vegan Sausage Gumbo

Vegan Sausage Gumbo

Servings 4


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil divided
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen okra sliced
  • 1 package vegan sausages sliced (try Tofurky or Field Roast Italian sausages)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 large green pepper chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 16-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 16-ounce can black beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce to taste optional


  • Heat half the oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Pan fry the sliced okra until lightly browned and set aside. Lightly fry the sausage pieces and set aside.
  • Combine flour and remaining oil in a stockpot, stirring constantly. Brown the flour roux over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
  • Add the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, oregano, and cumin. Cook for 1 minute on medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the okra, celery, bell pepper, vegetable stock, tomatoes, and black beans and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in veggie sausage and cook 5 minutes more or until thoroughly heated. Add salt and Tabasco if desired. Serve over rice.
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