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Baked Okra

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek, International, Mediterranean
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Joanna


  • 1 kg (2 pounds) frozen okra
  • 500 ml (17 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 125 ml olive oil
  • 1000 ml water
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 bacon rushers optional
  • 1 tsn Turmeric
  • 1 tsn Sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • In an ovenproof pan add olive oil and saute onions. Add garlic and saute for 1 min. Add bacon if using. Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, turmeric, sugar and stir to combine. Add okra, water and stir to combine. Place the lid and bake for 2 hours in a 200oC preheated oven. You can also cover your pan with foil.
  • Upon serving you can add any type of cooked protein that you have such as chicken, meatballs or sausage.