Southern Okra Bean Stew

“When this spicy stew’s simmering on the stove, my family has a hard time waiting for dinner. It’s much like a thick tomato-based soup with a hearty mix of okra, brown rice and beans. Everyone leaves the table feeling satisfied—and eager to have it again soon.” —Beverly McDowell, Athens, Georgia

Southern Okra Bean Stew recipeTaste of Home
Servings Cook Time
11servings (4 quarts) 30minutes total
11servings (4 quarts)
Cook Time
30minutes total
Portions: servings (4 quarts)
Portions: servings (4 quarts)
  1. In a large Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the rice, beans, tomato sauce and okra. Simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 198 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 926mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fibre), 8g protein.