Smothered Okra

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 161.4
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.3 mg
  • Sodium: 997.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 14.4 g

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A delicious low fat recipe my grandmother used to make. A delicious low fat recipe my grandmother used to make.
Number of Servings: 8


    6 cups Sliced Okra
    3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
    1/2 cup Diced Onion
    2 tablespoons Vinegar
    1 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
    1/2 tablespoon Basil
    1 1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon black pepper
    2 Bay leaves
    5 slices Crumbled Bacon or 1 cup Diced Ham
    6 oz shrimp
    1 small can Tomato Paste
    2 cups water


- -slice okra; saute in large, deep skillet in oil until brown, stirring frequently; add onion, 2 tablespoons vinegar, crumbled bacon or ham cubes and tomato paste and water. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, basil, and crumbled bay leaves. Cover and simmer on medium low heat for 30-45 minutes. Makes 8, 1/2 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOYCELYN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Vegetarian ????????? - 4/29/09

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    Great recipe! Spicy, flavorful, and very easy to prepare. The whole family loved it, even our most picky eater. Thank you for sharing the recipe. - 11/29/11

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    Obviously not vegetarian, but was fantastic. I added about 3 T of Louisiana hot sauce. This would also be great with chicken or even no meat at all and adding eggplant. Very versatile and yummy! - 7/21/10

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    What was I supposed to do with the shrimp??????? - 7/16/09

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not exactly vegetarian . . . but if I was still a carnivore I would definitely try this. - 4/24/09