I love Southern food, and okra is no exception. During the summer, when okra can be bought fresh in farmer's markets in Texas, I love purchasing bunches of the stuff and making this dish.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Crumble bacon into a bowl.

  • Add onion and garlic to skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add hot pepper and cook until tender, about 3 minutes more. Add drained tomatoes; season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook 5 minutes more.

  • Add okra and enough reserved juice from tomatoes to cover. Simmer, covered, until okra is tender, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; 2.1 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 329 mg sodium. 13.1 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; Full Nutrition