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Roux's Stew

This recipe came from a good family friend who makes some of the best stews I have ever had. The nice part about this recipe is that if you are not a fan of meat and okra, you can substitute fresh vegetables in season with a host of different beans such as navy, peas, and lentils.


2-3 lbs of Beef Short Ribs
2 quarts of water
Season salt to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
3 lbs of fresh stewed tomatoes or can use canned
1 small onion chopped rough
Worcestershire Sauce for seasoning
2 lbs of fresh cut okra or frozen
Cajun File’ powder

Season beef with seasoning salt and fresh ground black pepper and cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Simmer for one hour until tender. Remove bones from beef. Add the stewed tomatoes and onions. Simmer for another hour. Add the okra, Worcestshire sauce and Cajun File’ powder. Simmer for another thirty minutes. Remove from heat, and serve over rice or as a hearty and filling autumnal stew.

Note: Let water cool after beef is done. Refrigerate if fatty and remove excess fat that continue recipe.

Use fresh squash instead of okra, fresh tomatoes instead of canned and fresh beans instead of meat or substitute Cod and shrimp for a fisherman’s stew.

* Cajun File’ powder is available where Cajun products are sold.

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