Baking okra quickly at a high temperature is the key to tender pods with minimal sliminess - smoky bacon and cajun seasoning make the whole thing insanely addictive!
Preheat the oven to 450
Cut the okra, peppers, and bacon and add to 2 large, dark baking sheets
Add the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes, and stir to thoroughly combine
Bake at 450 for 18-20 minutes, rotating the two pans halfway through
Remove from the oven, squeeze lemon juice over top, stir, and serve immediately!
Use dark baking sheets to bake the okra for maximum heat conduction. If you don't have dark baking sheets, then crank your oven up to 475 instead of 450.