Okra Creole

Dress up okra, a humble but beloved Southern favorite, with spicy Creole flavors for a mouthwatering side dish. This recipe calls for frozen and canned vegetables, so no chopping required.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Ingredients

3 bacon slices
1 (16-ounce) package frozen sliced okra
1 (14.5-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 cup frozen onion seasoning blend
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Hot cooked rice (optional)

Preparation

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

Cook okra and next 6 ingredients in hot drippings in Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Top with crumbled bacon. Serve over rice, if desired.

Note:

October 2002