Use beef to make this hearty or for a vegan option, chickpeas would work nicely.
- I lb okra
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 4 oz tomato paste
- 4 cups boil water
- 2 vine-riped tomatoes chopped
- 16 oz beef tips boiled or seared (I like to pan-fry mine with olive oil, salt and pepper) can leave out if vegan
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
In a heavy bottomed saute pan over medium-high heat, heat the the olive oil, then add the garlic, cilantro and onions and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
Add the okra to the garlic cilantro mixture and stir well, coating the okra with the mixture. Pan-fry the okra for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the okra is fully cooked.
Add the tomato paste, fresh cut tomatoes and 4 cups of boiling water to the pan. Then add the beef tips, and mix around to incorporate everything together. Lower heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes until sauce thickens.
Recipe adapted from Feel Good Foodie