A yummy vegetarian side dish, easy to make. Taste holds up for leftovers. The use of frozen okra makes this a year-round favorite in our family.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until limp. Add the green pepper; cook and stir until tender. Drain the tomatoes, reserving juice, and pour them into the skillet. Season with thyme, parsley, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat.

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  • Add the frozen okra, and pour in enough of the reserved juice from the tomatoes to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until okra is tender.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

132.6 calories; 4 g protein; 14.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 184.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2008
For folks who think or have read that okra is too slimey to enjoy- try this recipe! I found this recipe delicious, a snap to make, and it's really healthy. I used a can of real Italian cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, and added a bit more garlic, and it was wonderful. Okra-phobes, you won't regret trying this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2020
Not enough flavor for me. Read More
130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2008
For folks who think or have read that okra is too slimey to enjoy- try this recipe! I found this recipe delicious, a snap to make, and it's really healthy. I used a can of real Italian cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, and added a bit more garlic, and it was wonderful. Okra-phobes, you won't regret trying this! Read More
(61)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2008
For folks who think or have read that okra is too slimey to enjoy- try this recipe! I found this recipe delicious, a snap to make, and it's really healthy. I used a can of real Italian cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, and added a bit more garlic, and it was wonderful. Okra-phobes, you won't regret trying this! Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2007
This is as authentic as it comes and I should know because my Creole mamma made this all the time. She would also add a little fresh or frozen shrimp at the end for a slightly different taste. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2005
A very good Creole Okra recipe! I made two changes. I used Ro-Tel tomatoes and because it is summer I substituted some of my fresh lemon thyme for dried thyme flakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2008
I used fresh okra and it was great. Even the folks in my household who think they're non-okra eaters gobbled it up! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
This is a good creoled okra recipe. I was born and raised in Louisiana and this is almost how we would make it. I make mine in a slow cooker to make it even easier- just chop and heat. (Short on time.) I add basil, thyme, and Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning (instead of salt and pepper-it gives it more of a kick.) I just add to taste. My great aunt used to make this a lot and she used a cast iron skillett. If you have one do use it. It adds to the flavor, plus it adds iron to the diet. I use one when I'm not in a hurry and it is well worth the effort. Plus the cast iron burns off the slimeness of the okra. My aunt never once had slimey okra! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2007
Mmmmm! Really good! This was my first time making okra (and second time eating it...first experience wasn't too great) and it was really yummy! We like lots of garlic so I doubled it and ended up adding the entire can of tomatoes. Delicious:) Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2008
I thought this was a little spicy and I do like hot dishes. It was a nice meal for one or two but nothing I'd serve to company. I think I'll add some chicken and shrimp and rice to the leftovers to make something similar to gumbo so the leftovers will at least get eaten. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2007
My husband and I loved this recipe. I didn't have cayenne pepper so I used red pepper flakes instead. It was very good. I think next time I will add some shrimp. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
I've been making a similar recipe since I started cooking. Its great for frozen okra and even better if you can find fresh. Also you can add a couple of stalks of dices celery to it for additional texture. I also will add browned ground beef and serve over rice for the ultimate in comfort food that still has some spice. Enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2020
Not enough flavor for me. Read More