8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

This Creole favorite makes the most of summer produce. Stewing okra with tomatoes produces a saucy side that highlights okra's unique flavor and texture. The dish is tasty as is or ladled over white rice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook bacon slices in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon.

Step 2

Add 1 cup onion, green bell pepper, and garlic to drippings in pan, and sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Add okra, chopped tomato, 1/2 cup water, hot sauce, vinegar, salt, thyme, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until okra is tender. Sprinkle with bacon.

Ratings & Reviews

foodlover2's Review

May 31, 2009
Delicious and simple to make. I used smoke-dried tomatoes in a bit of olive oil instead of bacon, and it turned out delicious. Also subbed a pinch of sugar for the hot sauce; I think it gives the dish more balance. I recommend you WAIT to put the tomatoes in, they cook down to nothing if you simmer them with the okra the whole time.