Henry's Okra Soup

Henry's Okra Soup

Okra Soup is what Daddie made on rainy, cold days.  We didn't do a lot of chili but soups found there way to bowls in our home on many occasions. Make this your own!  


  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • 1lb of your favorite meat for seasoning (we use Smoked Neckbones)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • CarVen's All You Can Eat*
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (in the juice)
  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds of okra
  • 2 cups of corn
  • 2 cups of beans (we use lima or butter beans)
  • Cooked rice, cornbread or both
  • (oh and by all means add some SHRIMP! :-)


  • Boil 2-3 quarts of water
  • Add chopped onions and salt to taste (if you want)
  • Add seasoning meat
  • Let it simmer for about 3 hours
  • After simmering for 3 hours, add onion powder, paprika, black pepper and CarVen's All You Can Eat, and your diced tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes
  • Add chopped or cut okra and simmer for another 10 minutes
  • Add beans and corn and let simmer until you are ready to serve over a bed of rice or cornbread

*Always remember to "shake until your soul is satisfied!"

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