The Best Southern Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

Southern Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic 30-minute recipe that goes perfectly with any traditional southern meal!


This sounds like an awesome way to cook them! I can imagine this as a mid-day snack, too, to keep the work energy up!

— Bacon drippings — Onion — Diced tomatoes — Okra — Water — Salt and pepper


Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon drippings (or butter) to the pan.


When the bacon fat (or butter) has melted, add the chopped onion and sauté until it just begins to brown.


Add the diced tomatoes with their juice. Cook until the tomatoes have softened and the liquid has nearly evaporated (about 10 minutes).


Add the fresh or frozen (no need to thaw) okra and water. Stir well to combine.


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