Spicy Peruvian Lima Bean Succotash – Recipe

Posted: April 9, 2014 in NERDSTEAK - Straight Up Food
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Spicy Peruvian Lima Bean Succotash – http://www.nerdsteak.com

Here is a tasty recipe using Peruvian Lima Beans. They are quite a large bean that ends up having a very creamy consistency when cooks, so be gentle when mixing.  I soaked them overnight, then boiled them for about 1-1/2 hours for this recipe.  Watch them close when boiling because they can go from cooked to a mushy mess in a few minutes.

Spicy Peruvian Lima Bean Succotash

5 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
1 small sweet onion, diced
2 tablespoons Aleppo chile flake
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-1/2 cups cooked Peruvian Lima Beans
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1-1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1/4 cup picked cilantro leaves
1/4 cup roughlly chopped arugula

Fry bacon on medium heat in a large skillet until crispy, then remove to drain on a paper towel, leaving excess rendered fat in the pan.
Add onion and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes.
Add garlic, chile flake, salt and pepper and sauté just until aromatic, about 1 minute.
Add cooked Peruvian Lima Beans, tomatoes and corn to pan, and cook just until tomatoes are tender, about 4 minutes.
Finish by adding sherry vinegar, then turn off heat, fold in cilantro and arugula and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes about 6 servings

  1. y. prior says:

    mmmmm – have to try this. thx.

  2. superchef1 says:

    I like this one chef!

  3. that looks so delicious it is making me hungry and I just had brekkie!

  4. mimi says:

    I’ve never heard of these beans, so thanks for sharing this recipe!!!

  5. sweetpea2love says:

    This dish looks wonderful. I love cooking the large Lima beans, usually the same old way all the time, so I’m going to give this a try. Take care and happy blogging to ya…

  6. Fx says:

    Oh yes, I like the look and sound of this! And thank you for something else – this recipe finally forced me to go and look up lima beans. I’d always thought they were an American thing as I’ve never come across them in the UK…mystery now solved…we call them butter beans 🙂

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