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Mexican Succotash

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It’s summer time and corn is fresh and abundant. This Mexican succotash recipe combines my southern, Native American roots with my love for Mexican elote. Although this is not a elote recipe it gives me fond memories of one.

Mexican Succotash

Mexican Succotash Cooking Tips:

You can use any combination of vegetables that you like for this recipe.

Can you make ahead?

Fridge: After succotash cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

Reheating: Turn on heat to medium, add all ingredients in a small or medium sauce pan, cook until mixture starts to boil. About 10 minutes or less. 

Mexican Succotash
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You can make this a vegan dish by substituting the butter for a vegan butter or use 4 tablespoons of avocado oil.

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Mexican Succotash

Mexican Succotash

Kenneth Temple
This recipe combines my southern, Native American roots with my love for Mexican elote.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Southern
Servings 4 persons
Calories 410 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 ears corn shucked, kernels removed or 24 oz. frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans thawed
  • 2 zucchinis tops and bottoms removed, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • ¼ cup enchilada sauce garnish
  • ½ cups cotija garnish
  • 5 sprigs cilantro chopped, garnish


  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat, add butter and oil then add onion, corn and lima beans cook for 3 minutes. Add squash, poblanos and red bell pepper, cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, sugar and oregano, cook for 3 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, transfer to a platter and garnish with enchiladas sauce, cajeta and cilantro; serve hot and enjoy.


Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 15gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 2175mgPotassium: 1109mgFiber: 11gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 2491IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 184mgIron: 4mg
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