Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Bacon is the key ingredient in this savory combination of lima beans, corn, and tomatoes. I used a crockpot but it could easily be adapted to the stovetop.


  1. Boil lima beans for ten minutes.
  2. Drain, rinse and drain again.
  3. Layer bacon on bottom of crockpot.
  4. Pour beans on top.
  5. Pour tomatoes (with juice) and corn (with juice) on top.
  6. Break up tomatoes if they're whole.
  7. Add broth and water.
  8. Cook on high for 3-4 hours (or low for 6-8 hours).
  9. Stir and serve.
Most Helpful

This is a very good recipe that could, for my taste, be a bit better. The next time I do this I plan to: add --
¼ cup diced green pepper.
¼ cup celery.
Maybe some diced onion.
2 bay leaves.
A dash of liquid smoke or use smoked bacon.
Tabasco. (A few dashes.)

Then cover the whole uncooked mix with some more chicken broth.

Again, I liked this and plan to do it again!

essers_476265 April 06, 2011

Delicious! The smell of this cooking made me hungry the whole time it was in the crockpot! I made a couple of changes -- I cooked my bacon first, added about 1/2 an onion, 1/2 cup celery, a coupe of carrots and a clove of garlic to the bacon while it was frying. Then I added that mixture to the bottom of the crockpot and followed the rest of the recipe as directed. I soaked my beans traditionally (overnight), so I eliminated the 10 minute boiling of the baby lima beans. Love the sweetness of the corn... will make this again.

NELady April 04, 2010

This was so good that I ended up eating half of it midway through the afternoon and had to come up with another plan for dinner. I made it exactly as written with almost no changes. I used frozen corn as I had no canned, soaked the lima beans overnight and skipped the initial 10 minute boil, and cooked it on the stovetop instead of in the crockpot. I was coming down with a cold and thought this soup was the ultimate comfort food. Thanks for the recipe!

ljg7167 September 15, 2008