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Beef and Ham Gumbo in Rice Border


  • 1 pound beef, diced
  • 3/4 pound cured ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • Bay leaf
  • 1 quart canned tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 quart okra
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Cook beef and ham until tender.
  2. Add parsley, onion, green pepper, celery and bay leaf. Cook mixture for a few minutes, then add water and the tomatoes and simmer until tender.
  3. Add okra. Season to taste, and when okra is tender and stew is thickened, remove bay leaf and serve in rice border.

From Grandmother's Legacy - The Wichita Eagle10/31/01

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