Beef and Ham Gumbo In Rice Border

Beef and Ham Gumbo In Rice Border

I have no idea what a rice border is unless that means putting it in a bowl and taking your hands and pushing all the rice around to the edges of the bowl and make a circle and boarder of the inside of the bowl, either way it's okay.


-Sweet Mama Janisse


For 8 Serving(s) ()


  • Rice Border
  • 1 pound(s) beef, diced
  • 0.75 pound(s) cured ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chopped parsley
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped fine
  • 0.5 cup(s) diced celery
  • 1 pint(s) water
  • 1 quart(s) tomatoes (fresh canned)
  • 1 quart(s) okra (cut crosswise)
  • bay leaf and celery seed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • file
Waiting time

Beef and Ham Gumbo In Rice Border Directions

  1. The gumbo is a famous Creole dish.  To make this version of it cook the pieces of ham and beef until they are browned.  
  2. Then add the parsley, onion, green pepper and celery.  Cook mixture for a few minutes and then add water and the tomatoes.  
  3. Cover the skillet and simmer until the meat is almost tender.  Then add the okra.
  4. Season to taste and simmer uncovered until the okra is tender and the stew has thickened.  Serve in rice border and sprinkle with file.  

Nutrition facts

(lactose free)