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Southern Bacon and Okra Skillet

  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


  • 1 lb okra
  • 4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Prepare the okra by washing well and slice off the tops. Continue to slice the okra into about 4-5 slices per piece of okra and set aside.
  2.  Using a large skillet, saute the bacon on medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan along with about 2 tbsp of bacon fat, reserving the rest of the fat in a glass container.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the chopped okra to the pan and season with salt, pepper, and turmeric. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often and add more fat if needed. Cook until lightly crispy.
  5. Add the apple cider vinegar to the pan along with the bacon to lightly reheat. Stir for a minute and remove from the heat.
  6. Serve warm.


All nutritional facts are estimations and will vary.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 15.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Protein: 8.3g