Fresh Okra and Tomatoes

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Okra is in season around these parts of Texas.  The most common okra recipes involve frying it up.  And while I love the salty crunch of good fried okra, it's not my favorite favorite.  Okra cooked with stewed tomatoes and onions is what I crave this time of year.  My Memaw called it 'Okra Gumbo'.  Is that what you call this too?

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

  • 1 pint fresh okra, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Add all the ingredients to a medium sauce pan, cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until onions are soften and okra is tender.

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Serve hot on the side!

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