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!
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.
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!
I used a jar of real bacon bit, a shot of liquid smoke and 3 cans of Ro-tel tomatoes and this was terrific and very easy