Bemeh a la7am (Okra with meat)
Spray tray with vegetable oil, spread the okra in one even layer on the tray & spray them with vegetable oil
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
Do this until the okra is a light brown color, approx. 10-15 minutes, set aside
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
Add in the meat and ground cinnamon, cook until no longer red
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.
Once the meat is soft, add tomato paste, okra, salt, black pepper
Boil in pot for 10 minutes
- 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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