Total Time
24hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 24 hrs

This is not the same as some of the other recipes for the same name. My family was reluctant to try this but loved it! Don't be intimidated by the laundry list of ingredients...they are mostly cans! Cooking time is refrigeration time. The recipe comes from a friend of the family. It needs 24 hours to marinate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine vinegar, water, oil, sugar, salt and pepper in saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Drain beans, corn, peas, green chilies, and pimento. Combine with green peppers, celery, and onion in a bowl. Add marinade and mix well.
  3. Chill covered for 24 hours.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

I made the marinade and then used it over 1 can each of yellow corn, black eyed peas, black beans, pinto beans, rotel tomatoes, green chiles. Drain everything but the green chiles. I added some crushed red peppers to the dressing. WONDERFUL!!!

Grandma Deb August 25, 2010

This version of the popular recipe is the BEST! I subbed fresh jalapeno for the canned green chilies, added a handful of chopped cilantro. So good!

Gr8full One October 17, 2009

This recipe was very good. Took it to a family gathering, they all loved it. It is a good balance of sweet and sour. I did use sugar instead of splenda

KMCESSEY July 27, 2009