Bamya Bil Lahme (Okra With Meat Stew)

READY IN: 32mins




  • Heat 4 tablespoons butter or oil in a large stock pot over medium high heat. Working in small batches, brown meat, turning constantly, until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  • Add onions to meat and saute until translucent, 8-10 minutes.
  • Add garlic, cumin, coriander, tomatoes, tomato paste, and stock. Stir well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover tightly and cook for about 45 minutes- 1 hour or until meat is tender. Add more water if it becomes dry.
  • Prepare okra by rinsing in cool water. Cut the stem end off each and poke holes in them to absorb the liquid.
  • Once meat is tender add okra and 1-2 cups water.
  • Pour lemon juice over mixture (this reduces the slimy texture of the okra).
  • Cook an additional 30-45 minutes on low heat until it has a thick stew consistency and okra is soft.
  • Serve warm with rice.