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Lebanese Okra Stew Recipe

Cuisine Lebanese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Marita Sinden


  • 500 g diced beef
  • 600 ml water
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt to taste
  • 450 g okra
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 1 tsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 30 gr coriander chopped
  • 4 clove of garlic crushed
  • 25 ml olive oil
  • 20 g butter


  • Place the beef and water into a pan and boil on a medium heat for about 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime fry the onion with half of the oil and butter until they turn brown. Add the pepper and fry for 1 or two minutes longer.
  • Prepare the okra by chopping of the stems.
  • Add the can of tomatoes to the beef and add the onions and pepper, pomegranate molasses, salt, and pepper. Boil for another 25 minutes.
  • In the meantime fry the garlic and coriander with the remaining oil and butter for about 2 minutes and then add it to the stew. Cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • Best served with rice.