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| Beef and Okra Casserole
1 1/2 lbs. okra
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
6 tomatoes, peeled, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup stock or broth
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
3 tablespoons dairy sour cream
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Cut stalks from okra. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan.
Add okra; saute okra on paper towels. Discard oil; wipe pan with
paper towels. Heat 2 more tablespoons oil in saucepan. Add onion
and tomatoes; saute until heated through. Add ground beef; cook
stirring occasionally, until browned. Add stock or broth; bring
to a boil. Add garlic and salt. Simmer until most of liquid had
Preheat oven to 350o Brush a large baking pan with oil. Stir yogurt,
sour cream and white pepper into beef mixture. Spoon half of the beef
mixture over bottom of oiled pan. Cover with okra. Then cover okra with
remaining beef mixture. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon oil.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes.
Garnish with tomato and lemon slices. Makes 4 to 6 servings.