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Corn Okra Creole

 Corn Okra Creole
This dish is representative of my area of the country, and particularly the Texas-Louisiana border. The okra, corn and Creole seasonings are all popular here.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn or 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole-kernel corn
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh sliced okra or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen okra
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute green pepper and onion in oil until tender.
  • Add corn and okra; cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring
  • occasionally.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, salt, pepper and pepper
  • sauce if desired. Cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring
  • occasionally. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 147 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.