Okra and Tomatoes (A.k.a. Okra Gumbo)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

I havent seen too many Okra recipes on Zaar, so i decided to post my favorite. My Grandmother taught me how to make this dish when I was 11, and I've been making it ever since. Its a great along side smothered steak and mashed potatoes, or rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon in a large skillet that can be covered, until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Saute onion in bacon drippings until tender. Add okra and tomatoes, stir to blend. Cover, reduce to low heat. Cook for about an hour, or until okra is tender, stirring occasionally. Do not stir too much or too briskly, because the okra will fall apart. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. **Note: Nanny diced the bacon and fried it and the onion together. My family doesn't like the bacon cooked into it because the bacon becomes soft. If you do it my way, you can sprinkle the bacon on right before serving.
Most Helpful

ive made this its really good but i used fresh tomatoes thanks for posting dee

Dienia B. October 12, 2005

At first I thought this was too simple to really be good. Plus I have never liked okra. But after tasting, this recipe blew me away! The flavors really come together and take the slime away from the okra. Thank you for sharing this classic.

pheebess August 06, 2012

I haven't tried it yet but I give it five stars because my mother in law makes this and it's amazing. I bought frozen okra to try and make it like hers and while I was looking through here I found your recipe. It is just like she makes it and I am going to make some today.

blacksky_ms January 26, 2012