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Okra in Tomato Sauce

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Jan 30, 2019

Okra in Tomato Sauce
Photo Credit: Noah Fecks
  1. PREP
  2. 30 m
  • COOK
  • 40 m
  • 1h 10m

This side dish featuring Southern favorite okra is covered in warming tomato sauce for a feel-good dish any time of the year. While this dish is best hot, it can be briefly reheated because the okra and sauce are very forgiving. Place it back on a stovetop burner, in the oven, or even in the microwave for a few minutes to bring up to temperature when you arrive at your destination.



  • 32 pods Okra, raw
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
  • 1 slice , medium onion
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 4 medium whole tomato
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice, Ground
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice


1 Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
2 Trim the okra by cutting off the tips and the stem ends. Toss them in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and spread the okra on the prepared pan. Place the pan in the oven and cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or until the okra is tender and has begun to brown (fresher, smaller okra pods take less time to cook). Remove the okra from the oven.
3 While the okra is baking, set a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, onion, and garlic and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the onion becomes translucent and starts to brown. Add the tomato, chili powder, paprika, allspice, lemon juice, and salt and cook down until it is a thick sauce, 15 to 20 minutes.
4 Chop the okra into bite-size pieces (approximately ½ to 1 inch) and stir in with the tomato sauce.
5 Serve immediately.