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Gumbo Soup


  • 2 pounds fresh beef
  • 2 gallons of water
  • 1/4 peck of ocra
  • about 1 quart of ripe tomatoes
  • 4 or 5 large onions
  • flour
  • pepper
  • salt
  • parsley or other herbs, to your taste


Take the beef; put this in a dinner-pot, with the water; after boiling two hours, throw in the ocra, cut into small slices, and the tomatoes, peeled and cut up; slice the onions; fry them brown, and dust in while they are frying from your dredge box, several spoonsful of flour; add these, with pepper, salt and parsley, or other herbs, to your taste, about an hour before the soup is finished; it will require six hours moderate boiling.


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