Beef Filé Gumbo


  • cayenne to taste
  • Accompaniment: Cajun-style White Rice
  • 3 tablespoons filé powder
  • 6 garlic cloves, minces
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 12 cups water
  • 3 large red bell peppers, chopped
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 large onions, chopped
    • 2 ½ pounds beef short ribs (sometimes called flanken), cut into 1-rib pieces if necessary
    • 6 pounds cross-cut sections beef shanks

1. In a heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron) heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Pat shanks and short ribs dry and season with salt and pepper. Brown shanks and short ribs in oill in batches, without crowding, transferring to a 9 1/2-to-10 quart heavy kettle. In fat rema...

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