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Smothered Okra and Tomatoes

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Okra
  • 3 c Chopped onions
  • 2 c Chopped celery
  • 3 c Chopped, peeled, and seeded
  • -tomatoes,
  • Or 3 cups chopped canned
  • -tomatoes
  • 5 Bay leaves
  • 1/3 c Vegetable oil
  • 1 tb Plus 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne
  • 1/2 ts Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ts Dried thyme
  • 2 tb Chopped garlic

 Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Wash the okra under cool water. Cut off the stems and slice each pod
crosswise into 1/2-inch rounds. Combine the okra and the rest of the
ingredients in a large heavy ovenproof pot, not cast iron. Mix well. Cover
the pot with a lid. Bake, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or
until the slime has disappeared. Bake, uncovered, for the last 15 minutes
of the cooking time. The time will vary, depending on the tenderness of the
okra. Remove the bay leaves. Serve immediately or let cool completely and
store in freezer ontainers.

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