Stewed Okra & Tomatoes

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

a traditional southern dish...this comes from Eating Well Magazine...can use bacon or other meat...add corn if that's what you like...serve over rice...cornbread...or grits

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 4 ounces spicy sausage (casings removed if necessary)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lb okra, sliced (about 5 cups)
  • 3 -4 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 23 cup low-sodium tomato juice or 23 cup vegetable stock
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (i omit salt and use cajun spice mix) or 12 jalapeno, minced (i omit salt and use cajun spice mix)

Directions

  1. Brown sausage in a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks. Add onion and cook until soft.
  2. Increase heat to high: add okra, tomatoes, tomato juice, salt and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring often, until bubbling.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick and the vegetables are very tender (35 - 45 minutes).