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[ENG] Okra Beef Tagine / طاجين الباميا باللحم – CookingWithAlia – Episode 464

Are you looking for an easy and delicious recipe?
Let’s continue our comfort food series with this easy and supper yummy Okra Beef Tagine.

RECIPE: https://goo.gl/3TQzxY
350 grams okra (lady fingers)
500 grams chuck tender beef
1 large tomato, grated
1 medium sized onion
1 garlic clove
A medium bunch of parsley
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
A pinch of saffron threads (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 tablespoons olive oil

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients
– Finely chop the onion, grate the garlic clove, grate the tomato, and finely chop the parsley.

Step2: Cooking the Meat
1- On medium heat, in a large pot, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the chopped onion and garlic. Mix and cook for two minutes.
2- Add the spices: ground ginger, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Mix and continue cooking for another 3 minutes.
3- Place the meat pieces in the pot and mix with the onions. Cook the meat from both sides, for around 5 minutes.
4- Add the grated tomato and the chopped parsley. Mix.
5- Cover the pot and continue cooking the meat for another 5 minutes so it absorbs all the flavors.
6- Now cover the meat with water, increase the heat to medium high, cover the pot, and cook the meat for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
7- Check on the meat from time to time, stir, and add water if necessary until the meat is almost cooked and becomes tender.
8- When the meat is almost done, add the tomato paste to the sauce. Mix and cook for another 10 minutes until the meat is done.

Step3: Preparing the Okra
1- Clean the okra, Cut the small tip from top and carefully remove the sides without making any cuts, then with a knife scrape the tiny hairs from the okra skin.
2- Wash the okra in water.
3- Add the okra to the pot. Cover the pot and let the okra cook with the meat and the sauce for around 10 minutes or until the okra becomes soft.
4- Serve this tagine immediately with some chopped parsley on top for extra flavor.
bon appetit!

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