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Beef and Okra Bamia

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"A simple but amazing Middle Eastern dish containing okra with tomato sauce and wonderful spices. For a vegetarian dish, you can choose to omit the steak completely. Serve with white rice."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 366 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over high heat. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon salt over steak cubes; cook and stir meat in the hot oil with onion and garlic until meat is seared, about 5 minutes; reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until meat is browned, about 3 more minutes. Remove steak pieces and set aside.
  2. Stir tomato sauce and tomato paste into same pot; mix in okra, water, coriander, white pepper, and cumin. Bring to a boil; season with additional salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer until okra is tender, 30 to 45 minutes; return pieces of beef to the bamia. Simmer until flavors are blended, about 10 minutes; garnish with slices of jalapeno pepper.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 366 calories; 29.1 g fat; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 33 mg cholesterol; 1707 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Yummy! Served it over spaghetti squash. I also added the jalapeño directly to the dish instead of using it as garnish.

Most helpful critical review

It turned out pretty good, I used fresh okra. I felt it to be a little bland even after putting the jalepeno in the pot so I added some curry and that jazzed it up.

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Yummy! Served it over spaghetti squash. I also added the jalapeño directly to the dish instead of using it as garnish.

Beautiful recipe. I make this as well for my Egyptian husband and almost exactly how you do but I fry minced onion, garlic in ghee till golden and add my ground coriander to the fried mix then ...

I like this recipe, it is very similar to a dish my Armenian friend makes, which he calls Cordish (spelling). This recipe is a little bland for my taste as described here, but pleases the crowd...

I will be making this one frequently. It's a very adaptable recipe. If beef is pricey, you can use ground beef or other protein, or skip it all together. Can be made pretty quickly and eaten...

We enjoyed this recipe. Very nice flavor. We used chopped tomatoes instead of tomato sauce and water buffalo meat instead of beef.

Really easy to prepare and delicious

Omitted coriander due to personal preference. My husband loved it and I liked it. Will add to recipe box and make again in the future

It turned out pretty good, I used fresh okra. I felt it to be a little bland even after putting the jalepeno in the pot so I added some curry and that jazzed it up.