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Creole Peas and Okra Recipe

 

Ingredients

Servings: 10  |  Prep Time: 10 minutes

 

2 Tbsp corn oil

1 cup diced celery

1 cup diced bell pepper

1 cup diced onion

2 medium hot peppers , chopped

2 16-oz cans chopped tomatoes with juice

3 cups cooked black-eyed peas with juice

2 10-oz pkgs frozen cut okra, partially thawed, or 1 lb fresh okra, sliced

tsp salt

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Calories 138

Carbohydrate 22g

    Dietary Fiber 6g

    Sugar 8g

Fat 4g

Sodium 379mg

Methods

  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet and saute the celery, bell pepper, onion, and hot pepper until tender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer about 15 minutes until okra is tender.

 

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Do you know that traditional Southern farmers used to beat their okra with a stick to make it grow better. You can try it too, take a small branch and lightly smack each plant. Most importantly, this vegetable food recipe is a highly recommended diabetic cooking. Both the soluble and insoluble fiber found in okra or more commonly known as lady finger helps to stabilize blood sugar. It curbs the rate at which sugar is absorbed from intestinal tract.

 

 

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