1 1/2 c. diced celery 1 1/4 c. chopped onion 3/4 c. chopped bell pepper 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes 1 clove garlic* 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 6 drops Tabasco (opt.) 1 lb. shrimp, deveined & shelled
*1 teaspoon garlic salt or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder may be substituted.
Combine all ingredients except shrimp. Cook 3 to 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low. Add shrimp last hour of cooking. Serve over hot rice.
Chicken, rabbit or crawfish may be substituted for shrimp.
Stove top version, if you don't have a Crock Pot. Saute celery, onion and bell peppers in oil or butter until tender. (Better if left a bit crunchy.) Add remaining ingredients except meat being used. Simmer at least 30 minutes to an hour. Add shrimp or whatever meat you wish and simmer 30 minutes more.