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Tomatoes, Okra, and Bacon Side Dish


  • 5-50 pieces of bacon*
  • 3 medium to large tomatoes diced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • about 2 big handfuls of okra* diced (2-3 cups once diced)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In large skillet over medium high heat, cook bacon until crispy, turning as needed. Remove cooked bacon to paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  • Keep about 4 tablespoons of bacon grease in skillet and pour the rest into your grease jar to save.
  • Place chopped onion into bacon grease and continue cooking over medium high heat until onion is translucent. Add okra and tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until okra is tender. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove to serving bowl and generously sprinkle crumpled bacon over top.


*I'm not really suggesting that you make this dish with 50 piece of bacon. However, I would not object to you doing so, provided you invited me to supper. As far as the ingredients in this, you can use more or less of any one item based on what you have on hand.
**We use turkey bacon and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet when frying the onions.