Pork and Sausage Jambalaya

December 2, 2011

I love Creole food! The spiciness of it as well as the intense flavors! YUM!

So last night, I had a pound of ground pork in the fridge and I had to use it.  I had just made Chili soup two days ago so Chili was out of the question. I wanted something spicy and flavourful. So I went online and I found this Emeril Lagasse Jambalaya recipe and decided to try it, but with pork and sausages  instead of chicken and shrimps.

Well, it was a success! I ate for four again!! I really have to stop eating like I am pregnant with twins..

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Recipe inspired by: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/cajun-jambalaya-recipe2/index.html

  • Course: Main Course
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep. time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 30 min


  • 1 Pound of ground pork
  • 2 chorizo sausages, cooked on the grill, sliced
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoon of Emeril's creole seasoning (see recipe in instructions)
  • 2 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup of chopped onion
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 cored tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon of hot sauce
  • 3/4 Cup of brown rice
  • 3 Cup of chicken stock

Cooking instructions:

  1. Directions
  2. In a bowl combine the ground pork with a tablespoon of Creole seasoning, and work in seasoning well. Make small meat balls with the pork. In a large saucepan heat oil over high heat with onion, pepper and celery for about 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces and the meat balls. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in rice and slowly add broth and another 1 1/2 tablespoon of Creole seasoning. Reduce heat to medium and cook until rice absorbs liquid and becomes tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. When rice is just tender add the sliced sausages. Cook until the rice is done and the liquid is almost all gone, about 10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.
  3. Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):2 1/2 tablespoons of paprika, 2 tablespoons of salt, 2 tablespoons of garlic powder,1 tablespoon of black pepper, 1 tablespoon of onion powder, 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, 1 tablespoon of dried thyme.
  4. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  • http://iamsimplytia.com/ Simply Tia

    I am bookmarking this! Looks soooo delicious

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    It’s amazing!!!!:)

  • http://pencilkitchen.blogspot.com/ PencilKitchen

    I love jambalaya! I love any type of dish that just mixes everything together! and you pictured it so delicately! I was just poking at the screen to see if I can take them out.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    :) :)

  • Anna

    A complete meal all by itself…Lovely! I love this version more than the shrimp and chicken one since I don’t like crustaceans (allergic). Great post! Thanks!

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    :) I like to change it up for that exact reason!!:) I’m glad you like it!:)

  • Reebcca

    What kind of brown rice did you use? I used Mahatma’s Brown Rice and mine was extremely soupy. 

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    I think I used uncle bens rice. You have to do like risotto; poor a bit of liquid in, let the rice soak it up and then put more, until your rice is tender. You are completely right, it depends on the kind of rice :) to have the best result possible, I do it the risotto way:)

  • Jeff

    I believe the ingredients for the Creole are supposed to be TEAspoons, not TABLEspoons. Using tablespoons is going to result in a massive amount of seasoning, far more than this recipe needs, and will cost a small fortune. Unfortunately I didn’t realize it was using the wrong scape until the third ingredient, wasting a lot.

  • http://iadorefood.com/ Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi Jeff! The recipe is meant to be made in a bigger batch so you can have more seasoning for other recipes :) Thanks!