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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

4 slices bacon
1 vidalia onion, chopped
3 cups sliced okra
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
Salt, black pepper and garlic powder to taste

In a heavy bottomed sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the bacon. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and set to the side. Add the onion to the bacon drippings and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the okra, tomato sauce and tomatoes, making sure to add juice from the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes. If the pan gets dry, add chicken stock.
A lot of people serve okra and tomatoes over rice, as I have pictured above. I prefer to crumble a piece of cornbread in my bowl and spoon lots of okra and tomatoes on top! Talk about comfort food!!!


  1. when do you put in the tomato sauce? It doesn't say on the directions.