This Southern succotash is packed with flavor and fresh ingredients, including okra, tomatoes, corn and bacon—so much goodness in one bite! If you can't find fresh okra, feel free to use thawed frozen okra. Read the author's story behind the recipe: Nothing Says Summer to Me More Than My Mom's Southern Succotash.
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.
Add onion to the pan and cook, stirring, until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add lima beans, corn and tomatoes; cook, stirring, until the lima beans are tender, about 5 minutes. Add okra and water and cook, stirring, until the okra is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 7 minutes more. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in the bacon before serving.