Saturday, April 5, 2008

Okra Soup

Okra Soup (Level 1)

Yum - okra!

Okra Soup

1 Ham Bone with some meat on it
3 cups of okra
6 large tomatoes**
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion
Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Put the hambone in a stock pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for at least one hour.

Slice the okra into thin slices. Peel, seed and dice the tomatoes. Dice the onion.

Add the okra, tomatoes and green pepper to the ham in the stock pot.

Melt the butter in a small pan. Saute the onion until it is golden. Add to the soup.

Simmer until the soup is thick, about 2 hours. Remove the hambone, and shred the meat back into the soup.

**You can substitute 2 28 oz cans whole tomatoes, drained and chopped.


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