Lamb Stew with Okra (Mish me Bamje)

AuthorMimoza Tresova
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

When using lamb, you can cook okra together at the same time. When using beef, boil the meat first after you added all ingredients above, then add okra at the end and cook for 20 minutes. Never use chopped okra for stew. Also when using frozen okra there is no need to soak them, only to clean the end tip of them.

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Yields10 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

 1 lb fresh okra
 1 lb beef short ribsor any meat bone in
 4 tbsp olive oil
 1 onionlarge, sliced thinly
 28 oz crushed tomatoes 28 oz can
 2 tbsp parsleyminced
 1 tbsp all purposes flour
 ½ tsp chili pepper flakes
 1 pinch salt to taste
 1 pinch black pepperto taste
For soaking okra
 1 tsp salt
 2 tbsp red vinegar
 3 cups water

1

After trimming the conical top with a paring knife, soak them in red vinegar and salt water for 30 minutes. This will soften the fuzzy layer that this beautiful and very healthy vegetable has.

2

In a large pot add olive oil and brown the meat.

3

Add the onion and red pepper flakes cook until golden color is reached.

4

Add flour and stir for about one minute, then pour in chopped tomato, tomato paste and cook for few minutes. You can omit flour and replace with couple chopped potatoes and them together with okras.

5

Season with salt, pepper, and fill the pot with water until the meat is covered completely. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil. Once boiling then lower the heat gently simmer for 45 minutes.

6

After meat is done cooking, turn in the okra vegetables and cook for 20 more minutes together with the sauce. If needed add 1/2 hot water.

7

Check for seasoning and add some chopped parsley over. Serve with hard crust bread or over rice.

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Ingredients

 1 lb fresh okra
 1 lb beef short ribsor any meat bone in
 4 tbsp olive oil
 1 onionlarge, sliced thinly
 28 oz crushed tomatoes 28 oz can
 2 tbsp parsleyminced
 1 tbsp all purposes flour
 ½ tsp chili pepper flakes
 1 pinch salt to taste
 1 pinch black pepperto taste
For soaking okra
 1 tsp salt
 2 tbsp red vinegar
 3 cups water

Directions

1

After trimming the conical top with a paring knife, soak them in red vinegar and salt water for 30 minutes. This will soften the fuzzy layer that this beautiful and very healthy vegetable has.

2

In a large pot add olive oil and brown the meat.

3

Add the onion and red pepper flakes cook until golden color is reached.

4

Add flour and stir for about one minute, then pour in chopped tomato, tomato paste and cook for few minutes. You can omit flour and replace with couple chopped potatoes and them together with okras.

5

Season with salt, pepper, and fill the pot with water until the meat is covered completely. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil. Once boiling then lower the heat gently simmer for 45 minutes.

6

After meat is done cooking, turn in the okra vegetables and cook for 20 more minutes together with the sauce. If needed add 1/2 hot water.

7

Check for seasoning and add some chopped parsley over. Serve with hard crust bread or over rice.

Lamb Stew with Okra (Mish me Bamje)

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