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Okra Gumbo (Chitwood)

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Diced lean ham; or pork
  • -tenderloin
  • 3 qt Water; or broth (Divided
  • -use)
  • 2 md Onions; chopped
  • 2 lb Cut okra
  • 1 lg Bell pepper
  • 58 oz Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 c Corn kernels
  • 1 c Lima beans
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Pepper


Author's note: "This dish was derived from a much richer recipe found in
Gourmet magazine," Chitwood says. "It makes a spectacular presentation.
It's a great dish for a supper club or other event - well worth the

TOMATOES, recipe ready: 2 cans (1 pound, 13-ounces each); or about 7 1/4
cups. LIMA, CORN, OKRA: Fresh or frozen.

Cook meat in half of water slowly for 40 minutes.

Add vegetables, bay leaves and pepper to taste. Add rest of water. Let cook
another 1 to 2 hours.

Variation: Saute onion and bell pepper in 1 tablespoon oil (canola or
olive) for about 10 minutes. Add all other ingredients and cook for 1 to 2

Nutrition information per 11/2-cup serving: 208 calories, 35 grams
carbohydrate, 2 grams fat, 15 grams protein. Exchanges per 1/2-cup serving:
2 starches/breads, 1 vegetable, 1 very lean protein.

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