While walking to the grocery store, Jake texted me this recipe that he had found. Even though I had never worked with okra before, I thought how hard could it be if it’s a crockpot recipe? So I grabbed all of the ingredients and set home to make it. And I can tell you two things: this recipe is incredibly easy to make and it’s delicious. So delicious in fact that I made it twice in a row this week.
I don’t have many pictures since, like I said, it’s very easy to make. But if you’re looking for an easy crockpot recipe and you don’t mind spicy, make this one.
Okra Beef Stew
2 cups chopped okra
1 lb beef stew meat, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cups chicken broth
1 can tomato sauce
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
Okra is pretty easy to work with, although it does get a bit slimy. I washed it, cut both ends off and threw them away. Then chopped the rest.
Add all of the ingredients to the crockpot. Cook on LOW for 7 hours. I found what worked best was to put it in at 11pm and take it out when I woke up at 6am.
Not the best photo but you get the idea. In the photo I added a scoop of Greek yogurt, which made it primal instead of paleo. But the Greek yogurt really isn’t necessary. I’ve been eating it without.
Some things I learned while making it:
1) Cook it on low, not on high. I tried making it on high for 3.5 hours and it just wasn’t the same. Meat was overcooked on the outside but undercooked on the inside
2) Cut the beef into bite size chunks. Not only does it cook better but it’s easier to eat
3) It is a bit spicy. But I tried it with less spice and it just wasn’t as good
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