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Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Middle Eastern bamia (okra) stew. Healthy and delicious! Serve over white rice."
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2 h 30 m servings 214
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 14.1 15.7 40 206 Full nutrition

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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...

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...

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...