Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Beef Gumbo


There are all kinds of gumbo, but I found this recipe a couple of years ago and have fallen in love with it.  In fact, I was craving it this week with the cold weather.  I thought someone else might like it!

Beef Gumbo
2 Tb. Shortening
1 Onion chopped
1 Green Bell Pepper chopped
1 cup Sliced Okra (I used frozen)
2-16 oz. Cans Tomatoes
1 Tb. & 1 tsp. Chili Powder
10 Drops Tobasco Sauce (I was out, so I used Cayenne Pepper)
2 Tb. Worcestershire Sauce
2 cups Stew Meat or Leftover Roast
Salt to taste
Beef Broth, if necessary (I always use a can)
Saute onion and bell pepper in shortening.  Add okra and continue to saute.  Add tomatoes, beef and seasonings.  If needed, add beef broth.  Cook over low heat 1 1/2 hours.
260 calories per serving

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Becky, this sounds REALLY good. i just never thought i could eat seafood gumbo, but i think this is a definite yes. i put frozen okra in our stew so i think this would just be a spicier version for us. do you think you could just use hamburger meat? Tammy

Becky Dietz said...

Tammy, I think it would be great with ground beef. In fact, I saw a recipe called vegetable gumbo that had the above ingredients and kidney beans--no meat. It sounded good, too!

Kara and Dave said...

Yummmm I'm so making this tomorrow.