SMOTHERED OKRA, TOMATO AND SHRIMP DRESSING
PREP TIME: 1 HOUR
In a 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine okra and tomatoes. Tightly wrap bowl with clear plastic wrap. Using a fork, make several holes in wrap. Place in microwave and cook on high for twenty-eight minutes (or until tender), removing every eight minutes to stir. In a 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Combine beef and pork. Sauté 30 minutes or until golden brown and grains of meat are totally separated. Add onions, celery, bell peppers and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender. Remove okra from microwave and add to meat mixture. Stir in shrimp, parsley, green onions, salt, pepper and rice. Continue cooking for five minutes, adding stock if necessary.
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