Lebanese Bamia bil Lahem (Okra with Meat) Recipe


1 kg (32 oz) canned small okra
400 g (14 oz) stew meat, cubed
1 kg (32 oz) tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tbs salt
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbs butter or shortening
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 head garlic, peeled and crushed with a dash of salt
a bunch of green coriander, finely chopped
1 lemon, squeezed


Sauté stew meat with shortening. Place meat in another pot. Cover with water. Add salt. Cover and cook for 2 hours. Place aside.Sauté onion with shortening until transparent.Stir in okra for 8 minutes.Stir in garlic and coriander for another 3 minutes.Add tomatoes, meat, stock, lemon juice and spices.Shake the pot twice on moderate heat. Cover and cook for 25 minutes.Serve hot accompanied with rice.

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