Beef Gumbo

3 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 lb. beef chuck, diced
3 strips bacon
1 green pepper, diced
1/8 tsp. thyme
1 tbsp. flour
2 cup hot water with 2 tbsp. catsup
1 can okra and tomatoes
1 tbsp. file powder
8 stuffed olives, chopped
1 tsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tbsp. steak sauce

Use 3 quart boiler to braise beef, bacon, pepper in hot butter or margarine until light golden brown. Add flour, mix well until smooth. Add hot water and catsup, okra and tomatoes, simmer slowly, stirring often for 20 minutes remove from fire, add file powder, parsley, olives, salt and steak sauce. Serve with croutons.

Fry in 2 tablespoons of hot butter or margarine, small squares of bread until brown.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana