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Beef Gumbo Soup

Ingredients
  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)
Directions

MAKING
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.

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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
400 Minutes
Ready In: 
410 Minutes

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