A great side dish for any occasion, using store bought items and a minimum of effort and time! Fordhook lima beans, corn, and green chile peppers combine to make a tasty addition to any meal.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Add lima beans, salt and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Add the corn and green chilies, cover, and continue cooking until the beans are tender, about 5 more minutes. Drain and serve immediately. Top with butter if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

132 calories; 2.2 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 665 mg sodium. 25.5 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2005
The missing "something" is 1 C cream instead of 1 C water 3T butter instead of 1! I make it all the time and it's just like MY Mother made 'cause I use her recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2005
Not good. I think you really have to LOVE lima beans. And I guess I don't. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2005
The missing "something" is 1 C cream instead of 1 C water 3T butter instead of 1! I make it all the time and it's just like MY Mother made 'cause I use her recipe. Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2006
Succotash is a favorite of mine. I make it using the cream and butter combination as suggested. Just before serving stir in a pinch (just a pinch)of fresh ground nutmeg. That's the way my granmother made it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2006
This was GREAT!!! So simple! So tasty! I am NOT a big lima bean fan but my husband is so I tried this recipe for him. He loved it and so did I. I will gladly eat my lima beans from now on if they are prepared like this. Thanks so much for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2007
This is the best succotash recipe I've ever made. I made no changes and my whole family loved it. Green chilis are one of my favorite ingredients and I never would have thought to add them to succotash. This will definately be a regular. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2006
This was really good I used the other reviewers idea and added 3tbsp of butter and some cream very yummy and a great way to sneak in great tasting veggies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2011
I made this exactly as the recipe instructed (except frozen corn instead of canned because that's what I had on hand) and it was great. My family liked it too. I noticed other reviews mentioned adding some sort of cream...I'm not from the South so I'm not sure what Succotash is "supposed" to taste like. Recipe as is including the optional tablespoon of butter at the end was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
Yummy! I added 2 more Tbsp. butter and also added about 1/2 cup of evaporated milk (I would have added cream but didn't have any on hand) and let that reduce until thick. (I like my succotash creamy.) Hubby and I loved this dish!! I'm already craving it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2011
Being low on groceries and receiving a last minute invitation to a dinner party these are about the only ingredients I could scrape up. I guess you could say I made the dish by default. Anyway it was a hit at the party. 1/2 the people went back for more and the other might have too but the dish was empty by then. I used half and half instead of water and added more butter as suggested. I'll happily make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2010
Nice combination of sweet and a little spicy. It was low maintenance to prepare and cheap as well. I did add butter and I feel it was necessary and gave it a little bit of richness that it would otherwise have missed. Worth a try! Read More
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