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Spicy Okra

Spicy okra in a bowl

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  • 2 10-ounce packages frozen, cut okra
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 14 ½-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper (or habanero chile), pierced 3 times with a fork
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Rinse okra in a colander under hot water.
  2. Heat oil in a 10-inch heavy skilled over moderately high heat. Sauté onion for about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes (including juice) and chile, and boil. Stir the mixture for 8 minutes. Add okra and cook, gently stirring, until okra is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in salt and pepper and discard the chile.

Yield: 10 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup
Calories 99
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 133 mg
Total Fiber 5 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 15 g
Potassium 563 mg

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style

Last Updated: May 17, 2013