Carrie's Southern Okra

Raven Higheagle


Okra is a staple in the South especially when it is in season. We do it all kinds of ways, fried, stewed with tomatoes, pickled, sautéed, pretty much any way we can think of. Bubba thinks that okra is slimy so I've had to come up with ways to make it not slimy. This is one of the ways.

NOTE: Over-stirring and overcooking is the way okra gets slimy.


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Serves 4
10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    fresh okra, cut in slices
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 2 medium
    red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    choped fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper

How to Make Carrie's Southern Okra


  1. Cook okra in boiling water for 10 minutes, drain.
  2. In a large skillet brown onion and red bell pepper in butter.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook slowly for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in okra, sugar, flour, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat until vegetables are tender, stirring as little as possible.

    NOTE: over stirring is what makes okra slimy.

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About Carrie's Southern Okra

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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