1 pound frozen okra (can use fresh)
7 ounces canned tomatoes
1/2 large red onion
1 bell pepper
Black pepper, red pepper, garlic powder, to taste
1/4 cup water
Olive oil, as needed
A lot of the ingredients don't have to be exact. Use whatever color onion you want, whatever color peppers you want, add jalapenos maybe for some extra spice (however, as a bit of a warning after this settles for a while the spice from the seasonings are prevalent--if you don't like spicy foods don't use much spice), you could add mushrooms. The dish comes out very pretty in the end too and all you need to make it is a microwave.
1) In a microwave safe covered container, add a little oil and all of the ingredients except for the tomatoes and okra. Place okra on top and season as desired.
2) Microwave on high of 10 to 15 minutes, covered. Stir well and repeat four times, stirring well between each 10 to 15 minute heating session. The okra will be a little slimy about half way though this process. Make sure you stir well.
3) Remove dish from microwave and add tomatoes and a little water, stirring well to incorporate. Microwave for another 10 to 15 minutes. Take out and stir. The okra should be nice and mushy at this point. It should no longer be slimy.
Source of recipe: This is a healthier version of the recipe that was passed down in my family for generations.