Middle Eastern bamia (okra) stew. Healthy and delicious! Serve over white rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef cubes in hot oil until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Add onion and garlic to beef; cook and stir until slightly tender and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Stir water, tomatoes, okra, tomato puree, coriander, cumin, allspice, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into beef mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until sauce thickens, about 2 hours.

Cook's Note:

The sauce should thicken as it cooks. If it does not thicken, stir in 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 15.7g 31% DV; carbohydrates 14.1g 5% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 40.2mg 13% DV; sodium 206.1mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2017
My husband is from Saudi and loves this dish I used this recipe as a base and made just a few changes. First I doubled all the spices and sprinkled them on onion and let the onion simmer in the oil then I added 5 cloves of chopped garlic and 1/2 a chopped jalapeño. Then added the beef and cooked until brown 1 can of tomato sauce 1 can of stewed tomatoes 4 cups of water 4 cups of beef broth frozen okra and 2 dashes of lemon juice. And then followed through with the rest of the cooking instructions. My husband did request that I add eggplant towards the end. We loved it the meat was very tender lots of flavor and my hubby said it taste like home. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2017
My husband is from Saudi and loves this dish I used this recipe as a base and made just a few changes. First I doubled all the spices and sprinkled them on onion and let the onion simmer in the oil then I added 5 cloves of chopped garlic and 1/2 a chopped jalapeño. Then added the beef and cooked until brown 1 can of tomato sauce 1 can of stewed tomatoes 4 cups of water 4 cups of beef broth frozen okra and 2 dashes of lemon juice. And then followed through with the rest of the cooking instructions. My husband did request that I add eggplant towards the end. We loved it the meat was very tender lots of flavor and my hubby said it taste like home. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2015
I'd spent some time in Afghanistan and Northern Iraq (Kurdistan) and at every dinner I was invited this dish was included in their feast. I remembered eggplants in some so I added the Japanese type eggplants and this came out as I remembered it - delicious. I also used chicken (thighs and or drum sticks) instead of beef. I'd poured it over Jasmin rice or just drink as soup/stew - enjoy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2019
It was very good. Followed the recipe, and I usually don't. My husband even liked it and he doesn't care for okra. I served it over cauliflower rice. I made it last summer and froze some . Got it out around Thanksgiving and it was just as good. Planned to make it this summer when the okra started coming in, but it hasn't yet. I'll have to make a trip to the farmers market. Read More
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