Christy Jordan’s Super-fast Succotash


Christy Jordan's Super-fast Succotash - DELICIOUS

Image courtesy of Taste Of The South

When it comes to good old fashioned Southern cooking, my favorite things are usually the vegetables, most of the time even more than the desserts! I love garden fresh veggies, especially medleys of them, seasoned up just right, and served fresh off the stove. Succotash is akin to manna from Heaven for me, and I don’t think it’s blasphemy to say that considering God made all of the ingredients – well mostly. Although bacon isn’t a natural occurrence on it’s own, I’m pretty sure it was divinely inspired.

This is my recipe for Super-fast Succotash that appears in Taste of the South’s special Easy Southern Suppers issue, on newsstands now. This is a special issue that focuses on all sorts of wonderful supper recipes and is filled with budget friendly ideas and a great variety, as well as several of my recipes! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy being contributing editor for Taste of the South. Working with Hoffman is the most enjoyable work relationship I’ve ever had. They’re good people and they just feel like family.

This recipe is a BREEZE to throw together and uses frozen veggies to save time. I prefer frozen over canned because they are so much closer to fresh. Let’s get cooking!

Christy Jordan's Super-fast Succotash - DELICIOUS

You’ll need: Corn, Baby Lima Beans, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dried Parsley Flakes, Diced Pimentoes, a litttle bit of sugar, salt, pepper, and bacon. 

Regarding the apple cider vinegar: I just love this stuff and I love seasoning vegetables and making salads with it. As a result, I keep a good supply on hand. Two or three gallons doesn’t seem the least bit odd to me but my poor husband thinks I’m the cider vinegar equivalent of the crazy cat lady.

Christy Jordan's Super-fast Succotash - DELICIOUS

 Cook your bacon in a large skillet until done. 

The recipe calls for four pieces, I’m cooking five. That fifth one is for me to taste to make sure the bacon is good enough 😉

It’s all about quality control, you know!

Christy Jordan's Super-fast Succotash - DELICIOUS

Remove your bacon from the skillet and reserve two tablespoons of bacon grease. 

Save the rest. For information on what to do with it, click here. 

Add frozen corn and lima beans to skillet and cook over medium high heat, stirring often, until heated through, about five minutes. 

Christy Jordan's Super-fast Succotash - DELICIOUS

Add in crumbled bacon and all other ingredients.

Stir well and bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Serve warm and enjoy! 

Note: Sometimes I double the vinegar and sugar for more flavor punch.


Christy Jordan’s Super-fast Succotash
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 cups frozen baby lima beans, thawed and patted dry
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed and patted dry
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3?4 teaspoon salt
  • 1?4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Set aside to cool slightly; crumble. Reserve 2 tablespoons rendered bacon fat in pan.
  2. Add lima beans and corn to skillet; cook until heated through, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in pimentos, parsley, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with bacon. Simmer while stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Note: Sometimes I double the vinegar and sugar for more flavor punch.

Christy Jordan's Super-fast Succotash - DELICIOUS

There are several ways you can get a copy of this special collector’s issue of Taste Of The South Magazine!

It is available on many news stands but you can also order it online at the Hoffman store at the special discounted price of $5.99 by clicking here. 

You can also purchase a digital copy in the iTunes store by clicking here. 


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  1. Heather B in NC says


    Is this a re-issue of the magazine from this summer with a different cover? I remember making the succotash then. It is really yummy! I love your recipes and Taste of the South, but don’t need to order this issue if the recipes are the same. Inquiring minds need to know…

  2. Deb says

    Christy, I don’t think it’s the least bit odd that you have 3 gallons of cider vinegar on hand. I keep at least that many of the cider vinegar AND the same of white vinegar. The cider vinegar, i start off each day with a ‘tea’ of 3 oz cider vinegar & 3 oz hot water mixed together (the temp of a nice cup of coffee, and you can add honey to taste if you want to tame the twang). My step-mom clued me in on this yrs ago to help ward off arthritis pain and it has worked! I also use it for so many household remedies/cleaning solutions I’d have to write a book to list them all. Salt is the same way. Very little goes in our food, but I use it all around the house for a variety of things.
    I do believe this is THE BEST succotash recipe that I’ve ever eaten. I love succotash, and when we have left overs, it makes a nice snack instead of those very fattening alternatives.

    • Dee Ortega says

      Hi Deb,
      I’m very interested in your cider vinegar Tea , I too suffer from Arthritis pain on a daily basis, unfortunately can’t take prescribe medication for it, I have tried several different ones, prescribe by my doctor. But due to the severity of the side effects can not take them. I hope this gives me some much needed relief. I do have a couple of questions for you, when do I take this tea ( morning/ after a meal?) and how many times a day. Very grateful for any information you can give me. Sending you blessing. Thank you, Dee.

  3. MARSHA G says

    Christy I sure wish you had a SOUTHERN PLATE cooking show!!!! It would be the best show on television as your recipes are so down home. They do not require a weird expensive ingredient that a person would only use once and also they don’t use spirits, just the spirit of God and your spirit as well as the inspirational letters. I would watch your show your everyday as I know all the rest of your followers would do. I am so surprised Food Network hasn’t come in and swooped you up.

  4. Kentucky Lady 717 says

    I agree….what can we do to get her on there ? Any ideas anyone…..I would watch her show for sure…..I did email Food Network about their new show on called WORKING MY A$$ OFF…..get the picture ? I said why couldn’t they at least call it working my buns off…..and I would never watch that show and why do all the cooking shows always have to include an alcoholic drink in their shows ????? disgusting…..think they will email me back ? I don’t think so…….

    • MARSHA G says

      Kentucky Lady I so agree!!! I too emailed them and refuse to watch the show. They did not return my email with a reply either. I would love to see a show with a good CHRISTIAN lady like Christy!!! What do y’all think if all of us Christy fans bombarded Food network with a request for Christy to have a show that is Christian friendly and Alcohol free that we could enjoy because that is EXACTLY what Christy is. Her mom named her well as she has CHRIST in her name and leads by great example. The world needs more CHRISTy’s!!!!!

      • says

        I just love y’all and I can’t thank you enough for your encouragement!! I do enjoy doing television and have had some wonderful opportunities, but the right one for me hasn’t come along. If it is God’s will, He will make it happen and if it doesn’t happen, I know that He is protecting me from it so I’m good either way.
        I appreciate your prayers and support! I feel confident that any show I do should be on a family friendly network that I could have on and never have to worry about my kids coming in the room – because that is what I’d like for the Southern Plate family as well :)

        • MARSHA G says

          Christy I agree in going where God sends you. And you are right on having a show that our kids can watch and we do not have to worry about the content. there’s many shows out there i wouldn’t let my 18 year old watch after all she’s still my baby. When you get that perfect show and I do know it will be perfect just be rest assured you have many supporters cheering you on and praying for you.

  5. Kaye says

    Oh “thank you Christy!!” I have actually tried this one too, it is “wonderful.” Only I used four extra slices of Apple Smoked BACON…. YUM YUM…. they really do Come Home for Supper, too!!

  6. Linda says

    Love the idea of vinegar, bacon, and sugar in succotash, but is the recipe correct by instructing to cook the thawed Lima beans in the pan with 2T of bacon grease and without any liquid…….just heating up the beans?

  7. Margaret says

    When you are cooking bacon that’s gonna end up crumbled, it works much better to snip it with scissors before you cook it. You can put a pound in that skillet and it will all get done at the same time with minimal stirring.

    I just cannot get on the apple cider vinegar band wagon. I think it stinks terribly. Am I buying the wrong brand or do I need to be a big girl and try it anyway? I usually just use white vinegar or no vinegar if I try a recipe because of the smell. I know white vinegar doesn’t smell wonderful but it doesn’t follow you across the room like the ACV.

    • says

      For me, it is more work to make sure a dozen little pieces are flipped that three or four. But you could easily be more coordinated than me. :)
      If Cider Vinegar isn’t your thing, I wouldn’t press it. White is just fine and we are old enough to know what we like. Which is why I don’t eat seafood…

  8. Kathy says

    I’ve never had succotash! This seems so easy… so I’m going to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing another great easy recipe that I can do when I get home from work!

    p.s. — my husband is a cider vinegar freak! I bought him a book at Christmas that is something like “300 things to use cider vinegar for”. It’s really interesting!

  9. Doris Flowers says

    I know you’re a good cook, but the recipe does sound a little odd to me also. Just know I would have to add a little water to the beans and corn and boil them a few minutes. That’s the way I’ve always done them. However, the seasonings do sound great. I do your sweet and sour green beans with vinegar, sugar and bacon. They are delicious. Must try the succotash soon.

  10. says

    I’m going to make this soon, we love vinegar as well! A couple of years ago I tried a succotash recipe, but it was a huge flop. Can’t remember what all was in it, but it was baked in the oven and had canned tomatoes. Blech. I often make recipes because they sound interesting/unusual, and it often works out well, but not that time! Your version definitely looks tastier.

  11. Celeste says

    Succotash seems to be a staple in the South. I love the stuff. I’m an Alabamian and I love the expression, “The only thing better than living in the South is eating in the South,” although I think we pronounce it “eatin.”

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