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Okra and Tomatoes

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 5


  • 1 tablespoon for frying peanut oil
  • 1/4 lb chopped bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium diced yellow onion
  • 1 medium diced green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 cups peeled and cored diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen sliced okra


In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add bacon, butter, onion, green pepper and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are soft and the onions are translucent. Add seasoned salt, garlic powder, tomatoes, water, chicken base and okra. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.