“Sufferin Succotash” if you’re looking for a delicious and easy side dish you have to try this American original which was originally prepared by native Americans of the eastern woodlands area of north America.


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  • 2 cups baby lima beans frozen or fresh or your favorite shelled beanSuccotash
  • 6 ears sweet corn – remove kernels from 5 of the ears, scrapings from the sixth.
  • ½ green sweet pepper diced
  • ½ red sweet pepper diced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley
  • Paprika
  • 1 jalapeño pepper diced (optional)
  • ½ cup diced ham (optional)


  1. Put the lima beans in a saucepan, cover them with water, and simmer until tender, several minutes for frozen beans, 25 minutes for fresh beans.  Drain, reserving the cooking water.
  2. Add corn kernels, green and red peppers, jalapeño pepper (optional) to the pan with the butter, salt and enough of the cooking water to barely cover.  Cook gently for 3 minutes, then stir in the scrapings.
  3. Turn the heat to low and cook, without stirring until most of the liquid is cooked off, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Season with pepper and stir in diced ham (optional), pour into a serving dish and add parsley and a dash of paprika.
  5. Serve immediately.
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