Bemeh a la7am (Okra with meat) Recipe

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Bemeh a la7am (Okra with meat)
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Spray tray with vegetable oil, spread the okra in one even layer on the tray & spray them with vegetable oil
  2. Place the tray in the oven at bake 450F, and every three minutes flip/stir the okra so that it doesn’t burn on one side
  3. Do this until the okra is a light brown color, approx. 10-15 minutes, set aside
  4. In a large pot, fry the onions in ¼ cup of olive oil, add the garlic in when the onions are a light golden color
  5. Add in the meat and ground cinnamon, cook until no longer red
  6. Add the 10 cups of water, the top of the pot will begin to foam after 5 minutes, and you have to remove the foam. Cover and let it boil on low heat for about 40 minutes.
  7. Once the meat is soft, add tomato paste, okra, salt, black pepper
  8. Boil in pot for 10 minutes
Recipe Notes
  • Served with vermicelli rice. Get recipe here.
  • Also available as Vegan. Get recipe here.
  • Alternately, instead of step 8, after mixing in the okra, transfer the food to a dish and bake in the oven at 400 for 10 minutes
  • Dish can be cooked in pressure cooker for about 15 minutes instead of a pot
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