Lad's Okra Soup

Lad's Okra Soup Recipe

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I love okra,I found this recipe in a magazine and made it like the recipe . The next time,I made it I changed the recipe,this is my version. The original recipe called for 3 slices of bacon ,which I omitted and I added corn because I like okra corn and tomatoes together. The original recipe also called for chicken broth,which I use often,but when I what a vegetarian soup,I like vegetable broth. Both versions are delicious. My husband likes it served over rice.


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    2 tablespoons canola oil
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    3 tablespoons butter
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    1/2 t. dried thyme
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    6 cloves garlic,finely chopped
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    1 small yellow onion,finely chopped
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    1 rib celery,finely chopped
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    1 bay leaf
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    salt and black pepper,to taste
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    1 lb okra,trimmed,cut into 1 inch slices
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    2 tablespoon tomato paste
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    6 c vegetable broth
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    28 oz. can whole, peeled tomatoes,crushed
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    1 c whole kernel corn

How to Make Lad's Okra Soup


  1. Heat oil and butter in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; cook, stirring, about 5 minutes. Add thyme, garlic, onion, celery, and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste; cook, stirring, until caramelized, about 2 minutes. Add okra,broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, until okra is very tender and soup thickens slightly, about 45 minutes. Stir in corn,simmer 5 minutes more.

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About Lad's Okra Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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