Okra is simmered with tomatoes and chilies to perfection. Soaking in vinegar removes the slimy stuff. You won't believe it is okra when the aroma fills your house! Just good 'old-time home cooking. '

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the okra in a bowl with the vinegar, and soak 30 minutes. Drain, rinse, and cut into 1/2 inch slices.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving drippings in skillet. Break bacon into large pieces, and set aside.

  • Place the onion and green chile peppers in the skillet with the bacon drippings, and cook 3 minutes over medium heat. Mix in the tomatoes, and cook 1 minute. Mix in the okra, and return bacon to skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in enough water to cover. Reduce heat to low, cover skillet, and simmer 40 minutes, or until okra is tender. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 12g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 5.1mg; sodium 118mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2009
Excellent! I take exception to the few lower marks given to this recipe by people who used FROZEN okra. I used one anehiem (sp?) chili pepper and 4 large tomatoes from the garden because it was what I had on hand. I also used an extra slice of bacon because well its bacon. I will be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/16/2008
I made a vegetarian version of this which may have been the downfall of the recipe. While it wasn't bad I don't think it's something I'd make again. It was pretty bland and mushy. Additionally I'm not sure how the vinegar was supposed to help the slime. The outside of my okra was fine it was the inside that was slimy. Read More
(3)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2006
This made the house smell absolutely wonderful! I added a little bit of ham and used fresh banana peppers and tomatoes from my garden instead of roma tomatoes and chile peppers. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
Excellent! I take exception to the few lower marks given to this recipe by people who used FROZEN okra. I used one anehiem (sp?) chili pepper and 4 large tomatoes from the garden because it was what I had on hand. I also used an extra slice of bacon because well its bacon. I will be making this again! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2007
Recipe turned out exactly like it said. And the vinegar was a really nice trick! I made it and it was really delicious and extremely healthy! Will make again. My fiance loved this dish. Thanks!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2005
Sooo good really. I used this recipe in Phase 1 of my South Beach Diet. I used red chiles instead and it tasted so great. I also substituted turkey bacon for the real bacon. I like the taste of okra and the extra veggies and seasoning made it perfect. Please try this one. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2008
As far as okra goes this was really good. The only other way I know how to make it is fried so this was a good new way to make it. I let it simmer on high for last ten minutes with the cover off to cook off the liquid because it seemed a little watery. Over all it was good and there was nothing left so that is a good sign. All of the veggies were fresh from my mom's garden. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2009
was great. my husband says i can never leave a recipe alone! the only adjustments i made were... i fried 6 pieces of bacon. crumbled it but added it to bowl AFTER dish was cooked cooked some minute rice poured recipe over cooked rice added bacon had french bread and was our whole meal Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
Very good. I did not add the bacon instead I cooked the onion and chili peppers in olive oil. Just delicious thanks Cyndilynn. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
04/15/2008
I made a vegetarian version of this which may have been the downfall of the recipe. While it wasn't bad I don't think it's something I'd make again. It was pretty bland and mushy. Additionally I'm not sure how the vinegar was supposed to help the slime. The outside of my okra was fine it was the inside that was slimy. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
This was great. My husband and 16-yr old son loved it. Thaye have asked for it almost every week since I made it. Read More
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