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Succotash

You can't get more "Southern" than succotash. This recipe comes from my mother, who was a fantastic cook. This dish made her famous at least with everyone who ever tasted it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-3/4 hours + cooling Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    16 servings

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

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, simmer ham hock in water until tender, 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, 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 218 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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