Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Creole Style Recipe

 

Classic southern stewed okra and tomatoes, with bacon, bell pepper, onions, celery, okra and tomatoes.

What you will need

2 ounces bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch wide slices (lardons)

1 cup diced onion (about 1 medium onion)

1 cup diced bell pepper (about 1 bell pepper)

1/2 cup diced celery (about one rib)

1 teaspoon chopped garlic (about 1 clove)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 15-ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes and their juices

1 pound (16-ounces) of frozen or fresh okra, whole or thickly sliced, trimmed of tough tops if whole, defrosted if frozen

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

1 pinch of cayenne

1 pinch cinnamon

1 scant pinch of ground cloves (watch it on the ground cloves, a little goes a long way, and you can easily overdo it!)

1/2 cup water

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