Southern Okra

Southern Okra

"This recipe dates back generations in my family. I enjoy it so much because I can use the fresh vegetables that are so abundant here in the South."
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30 m servings
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Combine the first four ingredients; set aside. In a covered saucepan, cook okra in boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside. In a skillet, heat oil over medium. Saute onion and pepper until tender. Stir in sugar mixture and tomatoes, cook for 5 minutes. Add okra and simmer until heated through, stirring as little as possible. Serve with rice, if desired.

Footnotes

  • Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 1-1/2 vegetable, 1 fat; also, 83 calories, 333 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 5 gm fat.

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One of my very favorite recipes on this site. I love okra, and this is one of the best ways to prepare it that I've found. No hints or modifications needed- this recipe works perfectly as writ...

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The okra was too mushy, sticky and sweet. I'm not sure where I went wrong, but I think if I made it a second time, I wouldn't boil the okra. I would just stir fry it.

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One of my very favorite recipes on this site. I love okra, and this is one of the best ways to prepare it that I've found. No hints or modifications needed- this recipe works perfectly as writ...

I liked this very much, though I did replace part of the bell pepper with some pablano and anaheim peppers as well as a small yellow tabasco pepper. Gave it a nice bite! The small amount of flou...

The okra was too mushy, sticky and sweet. I'm not sure where I went wrong, but I think if I made it a second time, I wouldn't boil the okra. I would just stir fry it.

Very easy. Not quite like my grandmother's, so don't forget the Tabasco!

Both my husband and I loved this so much! He said that I 'need to keep this okra coming!'

Wonderful! I used can stewed tomatoes instead of fresh (didn't have any on hand at the time.) Also, I used frozen okra. This is one of my favorite dishes!

Good stuff! I didn't boil my okra that long, it was already pretty tender out of the garden. I didn't add the sugar, hubby is a diabetic. I also added a lot of garlic, just because we love it. C...

This was very easy to make. It is a healthy dish with a slightly sweet flavor.

This recipe is nice. I didn't have a green pepper so I didn't include it. I always put garlic in my okra recipes so I added two cloves of garlic in with the onion. It is usually a good idea to p...

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