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Smothered okra served in a bowl.

Smothered Okra

Smothered Okra and tomatoes is a thick and delicious southern style dish with lots of Cajun flavor!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 58kcal



  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the green pepper and okra and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tomatoes, broth and seasonings and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover and simmer on low heat for an hour, or until the sliminess of the okra disappears.
  • Serve plain or over rice with Louisiana hot sauce (optional).


  1. Keep cooking the okra until it's no longer slimy
  2. If the okra mixture becomes too dry while cooking, add some water or more broth.
  3. For extra heat, add more cayenne pepper or hot sauce, or substitute the green pepper for jalapeño pepper.
  4. Taste the smothered okra before serving and add more salt to taste, if desired.
  5. To make this dish vegetarian, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  6. If you use no salt added or low sodium broth, you may need to add more salt to taste.
  7. You can use fresh tomatoes in this recipe, but you’ll need the juices too. If your tomatoes aren’t that juicy, you may want to add more broth.


Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1829IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg