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Cajun Corn and Okra

This recipe for Cajun Corn and Okra makes a great side dish.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Cajun Corn and Okra

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion or regular onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped or minced
  • 1 cup okra can use frozen or fresh and no need to thaw if frozen
  • 2 cups corn can use frozen or fresh and no need to thaw if frozen
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne or few drops of hot sauce optional

Instructions

  • Cook bacon until crispy in a skillet on top of the stove. Remove, drain and set aside
  • Keep 2 to 3 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the pan. Saute’ the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic in the bacon drippings.
  • Add the okra, corn, diced tomatoes, water, Cajun seasoning and salt. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes until flavors are blended. Crumble bacon on top before serving.