Home Page
 
Recipes:
Categories
Watkins'
Tupperware's
Recipe Links
Post Your Recipe

Food & Health:
Count Calories
Fru-gal
Morph your Food
Freeze-It
Go Green
How To Do It
All About.....
Glossary

Resources:
Thought for the Day
Hints & Ideas
News
10 Commandments
Holidays
Links
Free Catalogs
Work From Home
Earn as an Affiliate

Community:
Stories
The Way We Were
People
Pets
The Arts
Security

Fun & Games:
Puzzles
Cartoons
Games
Humor
Crafts
Fun Websites

About Us...
Contact Us
Our Mission
Our Policies
Contributors
About the Author
Free Newsletter

Great Buys & Earnings

 Recipes  Select a Category   MetricConversion   Post A Recipe  Search by Recipe or Ingredient   

My Cuban neighbor taught me this recipe many years ago.  It's an unusual, savory and nutritious dish.  (PS:  the accent in "quimbombˇ" is on the last syllable.)

Quimbombˇ con Carne
(Okra with Beef)

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 okra
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 bay leaf

red pepper flakes
to taste
1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
water

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

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

Turn heat to medium low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and okra are tender, about fifteen to twenty minutes.  Remove bay leaf.  Taste to correct salt and red pepper flakes, if needed.      

Serve hot over Perfect White Rice.   Sprinkle with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, if desired. 

 


Avon | Fuller Brush | Repair Clinic | Stanley Home | Tupperware | Vitamix | Watkins

The Sneaky Kitchen
Web Site by Bess W. Metcalf   Copyrightę April 1999 - 2014