Stewed Okra & Tomatoes with Chicken Sausage

image of okra sliced into 4 inch tubes

There is nothing like a good stew to warm up in this cold weather. In honor of Black history month, we encourage you to try this Stewed Okra and Tomatoes w/ Chicken Sausage. It is sure to become part of your regular cooking rotation with a total cook time of 35 minutes.

The African-American Culture has always had a unique relationship with food and drink—often connected by their shared experience of enslavement, immigration, systemic oppression, and scrappiness. Okra is one of the ingredients brought from Africa for slaves to cultivate in the Western hemisphere. There is much to learn about the richness of black cuisine, so take some time to learn more about the history of their cuisine and try other traditional recipes from the African-American culture.


  • 26 oz. Roasted Chicken Sausage
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn
  • 24 oz. Cut Okra
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 3 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 28 oz. Fire-Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
  • 8 oz. Tomato Sauce
  • 8 oz. Lima Beans
  • 1 tbsp. Creole Seasoning
  • 2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Basil Leaf Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Red Cayenne Pepper


  1. Slice the chicken sausage. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set to the side.
  2. Remove the kernels from the corn and set to the side (if using fresh ears of corn).
  3. Ensure the pan is set to medium heat. Add butter and minced garlic, frequently stirring for 1 minute.
  4. Add okra to the pan and season with sea salt. Cook uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes to help eliminate some excess slime.
  5. Add chicken sausage, corn, fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, lima beans, and all seasonings to the pan. Cook covered for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve alone or with rice.

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