Three Bean Succotash

Veronica's Healthy Living
This is my version of succotash. I created this recipe one summer when I had an abundance of all three fresh beans in my garden. My family could not get enough of it (although they tired easily of shelling the beans!) Go ahead and try this recipe, and I bet you will find it even more tasty than the original.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup lima beans cooked
  • 1 cup black-eyed peas cooked
  • 1 cup soy beans cooked (always buy organic)
  • 1 tbsp  coconut oil, or butter
  • 2 slices bacon (optional)
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 cup corn frozen or canned (save the water for soups)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 or 2 dash cayenne pepper to taste


  • In a saucepan, heat oil, and cook bacon (optional) till crisp.
  • Add onion and saute till soft.
  • Add red pepper until tender about 1 minute.
  • Stir in beans, corn, and water.  Cover and bring to a simmer till beans are tender. 
  • Stir in butter and seasonings to taste.
  • Serve with rice or quinoa to make a complete meal.


If you prefer, you may substitute dry beans for canned, or frozen, but be sure to always buy organic beans when in a can.  If using frozen, you do not need to cook ahead.  Just add to pot with rest of ingredients.   Beans and other foods are lined with BPA (also contained in plastic, such as water bottles).  Research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from these containers.  Studies have shown that exposure to BPA has a possible effects on the brain, development of fetuses, infants, and children, as well as behavior.