Okra Stew Recipe: How to Prepare Okra Stew with Tomatoes (Okro Soup)

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Okra stew is a one-pot stew that is prepared within few minutes, this is not like the usualĀ okra soup we cook with fish, meat, and palm oil, it is one of the healthiest okra recipes that you will get to enjoy with your loved ones. Okra stew is a perfect side; it goes so well with just about any carbohydrate you are serving it with; it combines some basic ingredients like okra, beef and spices which takes the dish to another level. You can serve okra stew with boiled rice or with any of your favorite staple.

Here is a simple and savoury Okra stew that you can serve with your boiled white rice, it only requires basic ingredients like okra, tomatoes and beef; with the addition of African spices takes this soup to another level. Also see how to cook this popular Nigerian okro soup with fish. watch the video above for details.

Okra stew ingredients

  1. 500g beef/chicken
  2. 8 pieces of fresh okra, chopped
  3. 4 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
  4. 1 table spoon ground crayfish
  5. A handful ugwu leaf
  6. 3 cloves of garlic
  7. 1 medium sized onion
  8. 2 stock cubes
  9. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  10. Salt to taste
Ingredients for making okra stew
Ingredients for making okra stew

 

Steps on How to Prepare Okra Stew

  1. Season beef with stock cube, onion, salt and pepper and cook until tender.
  2. Heat up olive oil in a pan, add the boiled beef to brown for few minutes.
  3. Take out the beef from the oil and reduce the oil, add onion, garlic and saut for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, pepper, and saut for 5 minutes on medium heat until the veggies are soft.
  5. Add the okra and saut until they are tender, add some meat stock to the content and stir properly.
  6. Season with crayfish, 2 stock cubes, pepper and salt. Cook the stew for 5 minutes until it is nice and thick.
  7. Return the fried meat to the content and stir to combine, add the shredded ugwu leaf (spinach) and stir.
  8. Taste for salt and adjust the needed ingredients. Take okra stew off heat and serve with boiled rice.

Simple Steps on How to Prepare Okra Stew with Pictures

1.Season beef with stock cube, onion, salt and pepper and cook until tender.

2. Heat up olive oil in a pan, add the boiled beef to brown for few minutes.

3. Remove the beef from theoil and reduce the oil, add onion, garlic and saut for 30 seconds.

frying of beef for okra stew recipe
frying of beef for okra stew recipe

 

4, Add the diced tomatoes, pepper, and saut for 5 minutes on medium heat until the veggies are soft.

Fry the onion and garlic until translucent
Fry the onion and garlic until translucent

 

Once the onion is fragrant, add the diced tomatoes and fry until soft
Once the onion is fragrant, add the diced tomatoes and fry until soft

 

5. Add the okra and saut until they are tender, add some meat stock to the content and stir properly.

Add the chopped okra and mix properly
Add the chopped okra and mix properly

 

6. Season the content with crayfish, 2 stock cubes, pepper and salt. Cook the stew for 5 minutes until it is nice and thick.

Season the content with African spices and stir well
Season the content with African spices and stir well

 

7. Return the fried meat to the content and stir to combine, add the shredded ugwu leaf (spinach) and stir.

Cooking process of okra stew
Cooking process of okra stew

 

Add some leafy vegetables and stir
Add some leafy vegetables and stir

 

8. Taste for salt and adjust the needed ingredients. Take okra stew off heat and serve with boiled rice.

Taste for spices and adjust, leave the stew to cook for few minutes and it is done.
Taste for spices and adjust, leave the stew to cook for few minutes and it is done.

 

Okra stew recipe
Okra stew recipe

 

This delicious okra stew can be enjoyed as a side dish or paired with semolina
This delicious okra stew can be enjoyed as a side dish or paired with semolina

 

Tasty Okra stew (Okro Stew) Recipe
Tasty Okra stew (Okro Stew) Recipe

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