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Succotash

Total Time

Prep: 1-3/4 hours + cooling Cook: 1 hour

Makes

16 servings

You can't get more southern than succotash. This recipe comes from my mother, who was a fantastic cook. —Rosa Boone, Mobile, Alabama
Succotash Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 smoked ham hock (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen lima beans, thawed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) crowder peas, thawed, or 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup sliced fresh or frozen okra
  • Optional: Snipped fresh dill and chives

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, simmer ham hock in water until tender, about 1-1/2 hours. Cool; remove meat from the bone and return to pan. (Discard bone and broth or save for another use.) Add the tomatoes, beans, peas, corn, green pepper, onion, ketchup and seasonings. Simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Add okra; simmer, uncovered, until tender, about 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf before serving. Garnish with dill and chives if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 79 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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