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Hearty Creole Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

Hearty Creole Okra and Tomatoes

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"A great Southern okra dish that allegedly comes from the heart of Acadiana. This vegetable dish is heavy enough to serve as a main dish and makes one pine for the fiddles and chicory coffee."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Cook and stir celery and onions until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the corn kernels and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in okra, tomatoes, andouille sausage, and Creole seasoning; cover and cook over medium heat until the okra has lost all of its slippery texture, at least 45 minutes. Season with sea salt, black pepper, and more Creole seasoning if necessary. Cook, uncovered, to reduce liquid, about 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2012

Good southern recipe! Here's a tip I found on another site to avoid the sliminess that okra produces: Soak your okra in enough cold water to cover it, then squeeze in the juice of one lime and let your okra sit for 10 to 15 minutes before you cook it. Best tip I've read plus it actually works!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2012

i used frozen okra and corn, however, so that was probably the big problem with my attempt at this recipe! :(


23 Ratings

May 17, 2010

A version of this has long been a family favorite. If you don't have the sausage, brown 1/2 to 1 lb of ground beef and add it along with 1-2 cups of cooked elbow macaroni. It will become an entire dish even without the meat.

Feb 01, 2010

I left out the sausage (because I didn't have any) and it came out very good. I can tell the sausage would make it perfect.

Apr 15, 2010

I made this and it went like lightning very very good i served it over basmati rice and it was spectacular! ive tried it with rotisserie chicken and its even better!

Sep 03, 2010

Simply SPECTACULAR!! I made it by the recipe to a T only adding a jalapeno because I like them and had some on hand. Will add some chicken next time. I seasoned with CREOLE SEASONING BLEND by Joslyn from this site. This is a well-balanced and delicious combination and a great one-dish meal.

Sep 23, 2010

Yumm A++ This is a great recipe to use up those garden veggies! I cut the recipe in half because there's only 2 of us. I added a couple of jalepenos and 1/2 of water plus all listed ingredients in a crockpot and let it simmer for a few hours. Thank you wasabinoir! PS: make some cornbread to go along with it!!

Aug 01, 2011

This was great! We had never tried okra before, but had picked up some fresh ears of corn and okra from the local produce stand. I only had 1/2 the amount of okra called for, and no sausage, but it was still delicious. In place of the sausage we just substituted left over steak from last night's dinner. I'm sure it is fantastic with the sausage, but it was really great with steak. Husband, kids, and myself all had second helpings! I'll definitely be making this again, although next time I'll plan ahead and get all the ingredients.


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 436 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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