okra with tomatoes

January 9, 2013

prep time: 15 minutes       cook time: 15 minutes      makes 6 servings

1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 lb sliced okra
1 – 8 oz. can of canned diced tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes can be substituted)
1 – 15 oz. can of stewed tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste


  1. cover bottom of skillet with olive oil and place over medium heat.
  2. add garlic, onion, cayenne pepper in the skillet and stir until fragrant.
  3. stir in green pepper. cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. stir in okra and allow to cook for 5 minutes more.
  5. stir in both the diced and stewed tomatoes.
  6. season with salt and pepper.
  7. reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until all vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.


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