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Ok, here we go!  Today I’m sharing my recipe for a real southern staple.  Bev, this one is for you.  She asked about a stewed okra recipe.  I’m thrilled to please!  Stewed okra and tomatoes can be served as a side item and is also used in classic Cajun Gumbo.  Several people shy away from okra because they are a bit slimy after they are cooked.  That’s what makes them a great thickening agent for the gumbo.  This recipe is loaded with flavor and can certainly stand on its own.  Give it a try!

 Stewed Okra and Tomatoes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups yellow onion, large dice
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 3 cups fresh okra, sliced in 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 cups roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper


Add olive oil to a 3-quart or larger saucepan and heat over medium high temperature.  Add the onions and sauté for a few minutes until soft and translucent then add the garlic and stir well, sauté for a few more minutes.  Add the okra, tomatoes and red wine vinegar and stir well to incorporate. Bring to a boil.  Add the bay leaf and fresh herbs stirring well then reduce heat to a slow simmer and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring about every 10 minutes.  Season to taste with the salt and pepper, and serve.  Enjoy!

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Categories : Veggies and Sides

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