Okra with Corn & Tomatoes
While I was looking in my freezer today I found a bag of Okra that I had frozen in the fall, fresh from our garden. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with it when my husband said he saw cans of this vegetable mixture of corn, tomatoes and okra at the grocery store and it looked good. I had all of the ingredients to make it and I always have cooked and crumbled bacon in my freezer so I thought I would give it a try. I have never tried this combination before and I loved it! I have developed a love of Okra ever since we started growing it in our garden. I am finding I am liking southern recipes more and more as I get older.
In a large frying pan cook the diced onion over medium
heat in 1 Tbl bacon grease until tender.
Add all the rest of the ingredients except for the bacon.
Stir and cook over medium heat until it boils.
Turn to low and simmer with a lid for 6-8 minutes or until the okra is tender.
Place in a serving bowl and serve hot.
Okra with Corn & Tomatoes
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserving 1 Tbl grease)
1 medium onion coarsely chopped
28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 – 15 oz cans corn, drained
2-1/2 cups frozen cut okra
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
In a large skillet over medium heat, add bacon grease. Add onion and cook until tender.
Add all the rest of the ingredients except for the bacon. Mix well.
Heat until boiling. Turn to a simmer and cook 6-8 minutes covered or until okra is tender.
Sprinkle with the bacon pieces and serve.
Source: Betty Crocker
Looks great and as a southerner I can tell you it’s a tasty combination. I don’t have this often because I have a weakness for fried okra. However since I’m going to be adding more vegetables this year I’ll be having this more frequently.
It was a great combination! I am eating so much more southern food and love it!
I’m a big fan of okra but never tried it with corn. It looks so good. I hope to try it soon. 🙂
Corn adds a nice crunch to this dish and really complimented the okra! Hope you like it as much as I did!
Looks so good. You had me at bacon! Hee hee
I am so bad and use bacon a lot! Hahaha
Im not a fan of okra but the dish looks great
Thank you Noel it really was!
Looks delicious!!And never tried this combos…Good one!!!
Yum! Looks great!
Thanks Pam it really was!
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In Diane’s Kitchen: She has a recipe for those of us who only eat breaded fried okra because we don’t like boiled okra. It is mouthwatering to look at. I’ve known of okra and tomatoes and eaten them on occasion but this is much fancier and I’m sure it will become a favorite of my husband’s. The added corn, bacon and hot pepper sauce are among the foods he loves.
Thank you so much Phyllis! This was my first time making this and I couldn’t stop eating it! Somebody told me they would like it over rice and I may try it that way next time!
Nice to meet another okra lover! Similar to a family favorite recipe (except these days I use liquid smoke instead of bacon). We always eat it over rice but it’s good over a piece of cornbread, too!
Yum either rice or corn bread would be great with this! Thanks for the great idea!
Okra isn’t something readily available here, although I have managed to find it frozen in an Indian supply store. I loved its texture. I’d love this dish of yours with some added hot chilli, and a nice Indian bread.
Yes it definitely would be good with more added heat! This was my first time making this and next time I too will make it hotter!
mouthwatering, love okra!
I just discovered it last year! I have missed out all these years!
I can imagine how you feel ..I’m absolutely an okra fan from childhood 🙂 Glad you discovered them!
Thanks me too!
Such a great combo! Okra is always fun to eat!
This is so ironic! I made something very similar to this. It doesn’t really have a name as it was my grandmother’s recipe. It turned out pretty well. I am going to try making this as well!
How nice to have your grandma’s recipe! You are becoming quite the cook. I’m proud of you! Not too many people your age are willing to do that!
Thank you! This means a lot to me!!
Thank you!! This means a lot to me!!