Wash whole okra and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Slice into 18- to 1/4-inch
rounds. Sauté in oil over medium heat until okra stops "stringing," stirring
frequently. This could take 20 to 30 minutes. Do not let it brown.
Add onion and garlic and sauté until they soften.
Add seasoning and tomatoes (and some juice too). Allow to simmer at least 10
minutes or longer.