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Beef Gumbo Soup

  Cross cut beef shanks 3 Pound, cut 2-inches thick
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Quart
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Onion 1 , peeled and quartered
  Carrots 6 , peeled and diced
  Potato 1 Cup (16 tbs), peeled and diced
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Canned whole tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Frozen lima beans 10 Ounce (1 Package)
  Frozen cut green beans 9 Ounce (1 Package)
  Canned whole kernel corn 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Green cabbage head 1⁄4 , sliced finely
  Canned okra 16 Ounce, drained (1 Can)

1) Over moderate-high heat, place a large skillet and add the butter.
2) Brown the shanks thoroughly in the butter.
3) In a slow cooker, put the shanks along with the water, salt, pepper, onion, bay leaf, carrots, potato, celery and tomatoes.
4) Cover the cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
5) Before it is time to serve, increase the heat to HIGH and add the green beans, lima beans, corn and cabbage.
6) Gently simmer, uncovered, for about 20 to 30 minutes.
7) Add the okra and heat the preparation thoroughly.

8) Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls and serve while still piping hot. Makes a good appetizer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Slow Cooked
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
400 Minutes
Ready In: 
410 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4152 Calories from Fat 962

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 108 g165.4%

Saturated Fat 40 g200.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1096.9 mg365.6%

Sodium 7699.8 mg320.8%

Total Carbohydrates 271 g90.4%

Dietary Fiber 69.6 g278.2%

Sugars 73.6 g

Protein 515 g1030.5%

Vitamin A 1359.6% Vitamin C 487.8%

Calcium 87.7% Iron 120.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Beef Gumbo Soup Recipe