Smothered Okra

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Kikimony

Southern Creole style okra!

Top Review by Cooking in New Orle

I'm not a big okra fan, but this is a great dish. My mother-in-law makes a similar dish, but she adds smoked sausage and shrimp. Thus, I omitted the mushrooms and added sausage and shrimp. I sauteed my onions, bell peppers, and garlic in the olive oil. Then I added the okra and cooked it until most of the "slime" cooked out. Then, I added tomato paste and about one cup of water ( I didn't have canned tomatoes). I added cut smoked sausage and cooked for about 45 minutes. Last, I added pre-cooked shrimp towards the end of cooking, so they would not dry out. Great recipe. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb okra, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 12 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 34 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 (2 1/2 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, with juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. Pour oil in bottom of pan.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover pot and simmer 1 1/2 hours on low, stirring often.
  4. Remove the cover the last 10 minutes.

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