Okra Gumbo

Okra Gumbo


"Thickened with a roux, this vegetarian gumbo is rich with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers and okra."


1 h 15 m servings 105 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 542 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, onion, and green bell pepper, and saute until tender. Stir in okra, mushrooms, diced tomatoes and their liquid, tomato paste, file powder, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stirring constantly, add flour, and cook 2 to 5 minutes, until a golden brown roux has formed.
  3. Spoon the roux into the okra mixture, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes, until thickened.
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  1. 42 Ratings


10/23/07 *orginal review*I was so excited, I finally found file powder. It was in the seafood section, near the counter. It comes in a 1.25 oz can similar to grated parmesan cheese. That being s...

When using roux and okra, there is no need to also add file powder. File is to be used without okra. They are both thickening agents and only one is needed. Usually okra is used with seafoods a...

I used Rotelle cubed tomatoes with chilies and they came out great. Took to a party and had several requests for recipe.

okra takes the place if file. Commercial file powder is mixed with thyme. It gives a unique flavor to gumbo and thickens the mixture, but it must be used sparingly. Add powder to gumbo only afte...

This was good after I made changes. After following the recipe it was so thick that there was no need for the roux. I added it anyways, as well as 2 cups vegetable broth, and 8 oz more diced t...

Just a comment to Sinsgirl if you decide to give this recipe another shot. If you skip the flour step, you're not making a gumbo. The dark roux is key to this dish and it's where all of the flav...

This was good. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that it really does need some liquid in the recipe. I added about 1 cup of vegetable broth. I also substituted fresh eggplant for th...

Not bad, but not super outstanding. I used a purple pepper instead of green (tastes pretty much the same) and I omitted the file powder because I couldn't find it at the store. I didn't have tim...

This was a new dish for my family and it was a great hit. I did not have the thickening agent and I needed a use for some pearl barley so I added a handful and it really thickened the sauce and ...