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Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

Fresh or frozen sliced okra cooked with tomatoes (fresh is better but canned works), bacon and onion and just salt and pepper for seasonings makes a delicious Southern vegetable side dish for almost any meal.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 94 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 16 ounce bags frozen cut okra (or 2 lb. fresh okra, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 2 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Fry bacon in a large skillet that can be covered, until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  2. Saute onion in bacon drippings until tender.
  3. Add okra and tomatoes, stir to blend. Cover, reduce to low heat.
  4. Cook for about an hour, or until okra is tender, stirring occasionally. Do not stir too much or too briskly, because the okra will fall apart. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. **Note: Nanny diced the bacon and fried it and the onion together. My family doesn't like the bacon cooked into it because the bacon becomes soft. If you do it my way, you can sprinkle the bacon on right before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nanny diced the bacon and fried it and the onion together. My family doesn't like the bacon cooked into it because the bacon becomes soft. If you do it my way, you can sprinkle the bacon on right before serving.