Quimbombó con Carne (Okra with Beef)
A recipe from the Sneaky Kitchen
1 pound lean stew beef, cut into 1/2" cubes
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1-1/2 pounds tender okra, cut into 1/2" pieces, OR 1-1/2 pounds sliced frozen
1 large potato, peeled, cut into 1/2" cubes
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 whole bay leaf
red pepper flakes to taste
1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
water

In lg. heavy pan or Dutch oven, heat olive oil to shimmering hot. Add cubed beef & chopped onion. Sauté over medium heat, stirring frequently, until meat is nicely browned. Add water to cover. Put on lid & simmer for five minutes. 

Add okra, cubed potato & all seasonings. Add tomato paste & tomato sauce & mix. Add enough water to barely cover all ingredients, & stir again. Bring to a full boil.  

Turn heat to medium low, cover & simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes & okra are tender, about 15 to 20 min.  Remove bay leaf. Taste to correct salt & red pepper flakes, if needed.      

Serve hot over rice. Sprinkle with grated cheese, if desired.