Beef and Okra Bamia

Beef and Okra Bamia

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"A simple but amazing Middle Eastern dish containing okra with tomato sauce and wonderful spices. For a vegetarian dish, you can choose to omit the steak completely. Serve with white rice."
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1 h 10 m servings 366 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 1707 mg
  • 68%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over high heat. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon salt over steak cubes; cook and stir meat in the hot oil with onion and garlic until meat is seared, about 5 minutes; reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until meat is browned, about 3 more minutes. Remove steak pieces and set aside.
  2. Stir tomato sauce and tomato paste into same pot; mix in okra, water, coriander, white pepper, and cumin. Bring to a boil; season with additional salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer until okra is tender, 30 to 45 minutes; return pieces of beef to the bamia. Simmer until flavors are blended, about 10 minutes; garnish with slices of jalapeno pepper.



Yummy! Served it over spaghetti squash. I also added the jalapeño directly to the dish instead of using it as garnish.

We enjoyed this recipe. Very nice flavor. We used chopped tomatoes instead of tomato sauce and water buffalo meat instead of beef.

I usually buy whatever meat is on sale, put it in the freezer, and base my weekly menu on what I have. I find it challenging to fix top sirloin in interesting ways. This is one of my new favor...

It turned out pretty good, I used fresh okra. I felt it to be a little bland even after putting the jalepeno in the pot so I added some curry and that jazzed it up.

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