Okra and Tomatoes

Course Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Inspired by a recipe from The Lady & Sons


  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes, un-drained
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh okra cut into 1-inch pieces (I used a 16 ounce package of frozen okra)


  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until tender but not crispy.
  • Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is tender.
  • Add the tomatoes and their juices along with the chicken base and sugar. Stir and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and let simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • Fresh okra: Add okra and cook another 20 minutes.
  • Frozen okra: Add okra and cook another 10 minutes.