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Creole Okra And Tomatoes

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  Fresh okra/2 packages (10 ounces each) sliced frozen okra 1 Pound, trimmed and sliced 1 -inch thick to make 4 cups
  Fresh okra/2 packages, 10 ounces each sliced frozen okra 1 Pound, trimmed and sliced 1 inch thick to make 4 cups
  Lean bacon slices 2
  Lean bacon slice 2
  Yellow onion 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Sweet green pepper 1 Medium, cored, seeded, and chopped to make 1 cup
  Sweet green pepper 1 Medium, cored, seeded and chopped to make 1 cup
  Canned peeled tomatoes 16 Ounce, drained and chopped, with liquid reserved (1 can)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Hot red pepper sauce 1 Dash

1. Half-fill a large saucepan with cold water; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the okra, cook for 3 minutes, and drain well.
2. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat for 5 minutes or until crisp, then transfer to paper towels and crumble. Pour off all but 2 teaspoons of the drippings. Lower the heat, add the onion and green pepper, and saute for 5 minutes or until tender.
3. Stir in the tomatoes and their liquid with the remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Return the okra to the skillet, cover, and simmer 5 minutes longer or until tender. Sprinkle the bacon on top. Serve with Southern-Fried Steak.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 137 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.99 g1.5%

Saturated Fat 0.24 g1.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3 mg1%

Sodium 479.4 mg20%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.4%

Dietary Fiber 10.3 g41.3%

Sugars 8.5 g

Protein 7 g14.6%

Vitamin A 71.1% Vitamin C 229.6%

Calcium 24.1% Iron 16.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Creole Okra And Tomatoes Recipe