Ingredients 1 pound frozen or fresh okra 6 oz can tomato paste 1 pound chuck roast or other meat of choice 6 - 8 cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 6 cups water + 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon salt + 1 teaspoon salt 1 lemon squeezed or 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoons citric acid (depending on how sour you like)
Prepare your meat as desired or in a small pot, add enough water to cover and add 1 teaspoon salt. Simmer until tender.
Wash the okra and cut stems off the top of okra without cutting the pods.
Add oil to to a pot and saute the garlic and okra for a few minutes.
Add 6 cups water to the pot and boil over medium heat until they just start to get tender (about 20 minutes).
In small bowl mix the can of tomato paste with about 1/2 hot water and mix to soften.
Add the tomato paste mixture, salt, lemon, and meat to your pot.
Cover and reduce to low and simmer until the okra is tender.