Family Tested & Approved
sliced okra (1 pound)
ground red pepper
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet; discard remaining drippings. Crumble bacon; set aside.
Stir flour into remaining bacon drippings, & cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it is caramel-colored (10-15 minutes).
Add okra onion & garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes & remaining 3 ingredients. Cover & simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until okra is tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with reserved crumbed bacon.