Stewed Okra & Tomatoes (Winn Dixie Tomato Event)
Main or Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern Favorite
A Southern favorite, stewed okra and tomatoes can be served over rice as a main dish or makes a delicious side to compliment a meat such as roasted pork. You can also add sausage, bacon, or another meat to make this a heartier meal.
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lb cut okra (Winn Dixie frozen, cut okra works great!)
  • 3-4 medium tomatoes (I used Louisiana creole tomatoes)
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (every time my grandmother cooked with tomatoes she added sugar to counteract the acidity)
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce (to taste, I usually just put the bottle on the table for anyone who wants an extra kick)
  • Rice (optional)
  1. If you are serving this dish with rice, put the rice on first and let it cook while you are preparing the dish.
  2. Melt 1 tbs butter in a large sauce pan
  3. Add chopped onion and chopped garlic
  4. Let it simmer until the onions are clear (4-5 minutes)
  5. Add 3-4 chopped tomatoes (I usually put 4 and make sure to add all of the juice from the tomatoes as well.)
  6. Add 1lb cut okra
  7. Add salt, sugar, and additional seasoning if desired
  8. Add ½ cup of water
  9. Simmer for 35-45 minutes while stirring occasionally
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe by NOLA Mommy at