Bacon, onion, and a little hot pepper flavors this tasty okra and tomato dish.
- 4 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh okra, washed, stemmed, sliced about 1/2-inch thick
- 4 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- pepper, to taste
- dash crushed red pepper, or to taste
Fry bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp and fat has been rendered; drain well on paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside. Add the chopped onions to the skillet; reduce the heat to low. Cook onions for 10 to 15 minutes, until tender, stirring occasionally. Add the sliced okra, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper; stir well and simmer for about 20 minutes, until okra and tomatoes are just tender. To serve, spoon okra into a serving dish and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon. Serves 6.
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