Southwest Style Spanish Okra

"For the ZWT 5 Texmex/Mexico/Southwest region Times are approximate From the website www.southwestcuisine.com This delicious side dish can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to reheat and serve. If fresh okra is unavailable or too costly, use frozen okra. You can also substitute canned whole tomatoes if fresh are too expensive. Be sure to drain tomatoes well before adding. Pre - Prepared Items for even Faster Serving Times This delicious side dish can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to reheat and serve. NOTE: After reading reviews you may want to omit the water and add some garlic. I have not been able to make this yet since we have not seen okra at the store yet."
 
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Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Trim and discard stem ands of okra. Cut okra into 1/4-inch slices. Dice tomatoes.
  • Melt butter in a skillet. Add okra, tomatoes and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, chili powder and water to okra mixture in skillet; mix well.
  • Cover; cook until vegetables are tender and mixture has thickened, about 30 minutes.

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Reviews

  1. Stafford J.
    Sauteed the onions first for about 3 minutes then added 2 cloves garlic for a minute. Then added the tomato and okra for 3-4 minutes. Instead of water, I used chicken stock. which I added before covering and putting it on a simmer. I used organic, no-salt diced tomatoes, so, for me, the dish needed more salt than one teaspoon. Probably ended up seasoning with 1 tbs. I made my chili powder using 1 1/2 tbs ancho chili powder, 2 tsp cumin and a dash of chipolte pepper. I thought it very good and a welcome change of flavor from the typical southern style okra and tomato dish. While eating it, I thought that adding some kernel corn and black beans would be a good alternative.
     
  2. ohcarolita
    I added only a quarter cup of water and 1 teaspoon of paprika and 1 teaspoon of red pepper instead of the chili and it was delicious. It wasn't slimy at all! Yum!
     
  3. breezermom
    I used canned tomatoes, drained. I did not add any water, but I did add garlic after the onion had cooked until tender. My okra wasn't runny at all. It turned out the perfect consistency for a side dish...if it had been runny, I'd just serve over rice! I have to admit, after cooking a while, I took half out without the chili powder, then added chili powder to the rest. Just wasn't sure about the chili powder with the okra. Surprisingly, it was good. I like it both ways! Thanks for posting. Made for Holiday tag.
     
  4. BakinBaby
    I used fresh tomaotes and drained them well, so as to lessen the amount of water. It worked, I aslo took Debb's idea and added a clove of garlic after the onion had cooked down a bit. Nice flavor and texture as well. Made for PRMR.
     
  5. Debbwl
    Unfortunately this only got so so reviews at lunch today. Before making de-slimed using Recipe #366751. Made with out using the 1/2 cup water as it was plenty moist with the fresh tomatoes. The biggest comment was that it need garlic. Thanks for the post.
     
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  1. Stafford J.
    Sauteed the onions first for about 3 minutes then added 2 cloves garlic for a minute. Then added the tomato and okra for 3-4 minutes. Instead of water, I used chicken stock. which I added before covering and putting it on a simmer. I used organic, no-salt diced tomatoes, so, for me, the dish needed more salt than one teaspoon. Probably ended up seasoning with 1 tbs. I made my chili powder using 1 1/2 tbs ancho chili powder, 2 tsp cumin and a dash of chipolte pepper. I thought it very good and a welcome change of flavor from the typical southern style okra and tomato dish. While eating it, I thought that adding some kernel corn and black beans would be a good alternative.
     
  2. ohcarolita
    I added only a quarter cup of water and 1 teaspoon of paprika and 1 teaspoon of red pepper instead of the chili and it was delicious. It wasn't slimy at all! Yum!
     

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