Smothered Okra Base for Okra Gumbo or a Simple Side Dish

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large roasting pot, layer alternately the okra, onions, bell pepper, tomatoes with juice, oil, garlic, celery, ham seasoning, water or broth, salt and pepper.
  • Cover pot tightly and place in 425°F oven.
  • Cook 30 minutes, stir and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
  • Cover and cook 2 - 2 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
  • When the stringing of the okra ceases, the okra is cooked.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Chill COMPLETELY before packaging and freezing.
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