Okra, Corn and Tomatoes

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Almost too pretty to eat, this recipe is seasoned with bacon, hot pepper sauce, onions and garlic—creating a beautiful dish for family gatherings large or small.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

4
slices bacon
1
cup coarsely chopped onion (1 large)
2
cups diced tomatoes (from 28-oz can), undrained
2
cans (15.25 oz each) Green Giant™ whole kernel corn, drained
2 1/2
cups frozen cut okra (from 1-lb bag)
1
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over low heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in skillet.
  • 2 Cook onion in bacon drippings over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except bacon. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until okra is tender. Sprinkle with bacon.

Expert Tips

Slash a little fat by trying turkey bacon. It has the same smoky flavor as pork bacon but much less fat. One slice of regular bacon weighs in at about 6 grams of fat per slice versus turkey bacon at roughly 1/2 gram of fat per slice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.