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Cowboy Gumbo

1/4 c Butter, margarine or oil
2 tb Flour
2 Cloves garlic minced
1/2 c Chopped onion
1/2 c Chopped gr pepper
2 c Water
1 14 1/2 0z can tomatoes
1 6 0z can tomato paste
1 tb Dried parsley
1 Bay leaf
2 tb Worchestersdhire sauce
2 ts Instant beef bouillion
1 ts Chili powder
1/4 ts Pepper
1/8 ts Basil
1/8 ts Ground cloves
1 16 oz pkg frsh or frozen
1 Okra
2 To 2 1/2 lb peeled, deveined
1 Shrimp, crabmeat or crayfish
3 c Hot cooked rice
1 File powder ( opt )

Combine flour and fat in a heavy saucepot or dutch oven and cook low heat stirring constantly 10 to 15 minutes or until the mixture is light brown ( roux ). Add garlic, onion and peppers. Cook until tender. Stir in water, undrained cut up tomatoes, paste and seasonings and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook covered for 30 minutes.Add okra and seafood and return to boil. then reduece heat to a simmer anc cook another 10 to 15 minutes until heated through. Remove bay leaf. Serve with rice and sprinkle with file powder.