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"Middle Eastern bamia (okra) stew. Healthy and delicious! Serve over white rice."
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2 h 30 m servings 214 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 214 calories; 11.4 g fat; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 15.7 g protein; 40 mg cholesterol; 206 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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