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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Southwestern Corn Succotash Flatbreads {+ a Giveaway!}

The giveaway in this post is now closed, but keep reading for the succotash recipe!

This post is sponsored by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% my own, this recipe is delicious and there’s a sweet giveaway, so lots of goodness to be had!

southwestern corn succotash flatbreads by @janemaynard #spon

I grew up on frozen corn. In fact, I don’t remember ever seeing canned corn in the house. I didn’t actually try canned corn until I was married, believe it or not, and I actually love it! Unlike frozen corn, I like how canned corn retains more of a crunch and has a nice sweet flavor. It’s one of my pantry staples for several recipes in my repertoire.

southwestern corn succotash flatbreads by @janemaynard #spon

I have a new use for canned corn that I am especially loving: succotash! I was thinking about potential appetizers for Thanksgiving because I stink at Thanksgiving appetizers. I get so caught up in prepping the main meal that I forget to serve food earlier in the day. This recipe for corn succotash flatbreads is a perfect pre-Thanksgiving snack and I promise it’s easy to prepare.

southwestern corn succotash flatbreads by @janemaynard #spon

I gave this particular succotash recipe a bit of a southwestern twist, replacing lima beans with black beans, adding tomatoes and bell peppers, as well as adding a bit of cumin and fresh cilantro. The corn is perfect for Thanksgiving but the cumin and cilantro offer a different flavor than any of the classic Thanksgiving foods you’ll be scarfing down later in the day. Just make sure you don’t fill up on succotash flatbreads – save room for turkey!

southwestern corn succotash flatbreads by @janemaynard #spon

southwestern corn succotash flatbreads by @janemaynard #spon

In addition to today’s recipe, Libby’s is offering up a great giveaway! One lucky, randomly-selected commenter will win a KitchenAid® 6-Quart Slow Cooker With Glass Lid plus an assortment of Libby’s products. I used Libby’s corn and black beans in today’s recipe and LOVE that they have organic canned goods! To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post! Prize must be shipped to a U.S. address and comments need to be posted by Midnight PT on 11/26/14.

kitchenaid slow cooker giveaway from libby's #spon

libby's organic canned veggies #spon

One last thing, Libby’s is hosting its Cansgiving sweepstakes through November 19. Participants must post a photo of what they are thankful for on Twitter, Instagram or Libby’s Table Facebook page using the hashtag #Cansgiving for the chance to win a $350 grocery gift card toward their Thanksgiving meals. You can view the full rules at

Get commenting to enter the giveaway and here is the recipe!

Southwestern Corn Succotash Flatbreads
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An easy and delicious appetizer with a southwestern twist!
Serves: 3 cups
  • ⅓ cup chopped red onion (about ¼ of an onion)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ of a red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 can corn
  • ½ can black beans
  • 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Fresh shredded parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Chopped avocado (optional)
  • Flatbread crackers
  1. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and bell pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, which has been pushed through a garlic press, stir, then add corn and black beans and heat for a few minutes.
  3. Turn the heat up to medium-high, stir and cook for 1 minute to reduce some of the liquid.
  4. Reduce heat to medium again then add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and cumin. Stir and heat for about 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
  6. Serve succotash on flatbread crackers, topping with fresh parmesan cheese or avocado if desired.
  7. You can serve right away or store in fridge and serve cold.

 Comment #15 Jen Schulte was the winner of this giveaway. Congrats, Jen!


  1. 1

    I’ve never had succotash. This looks delicious! I’ll have to give it a try!

  2. 2

    A new crockpot is on the top of my christmas list. I can already taste all the soups and stews I can make.

  3. 4
    Stacy Libby

    1. I love slow cookers.
    2. I am a loyal KitchenAid customer.
    3. Do I need to comment on the Libby’s brand? 😉

  4. I could use a slow cooker!

  5. 6
    Jana Blomquist

    I really could use a slow cooker. Hope I win.

  6. I’d love to replace my 1970s crockpot!!! Always love your blog!

  7. 8
    Niki Eastley

    Awesome crock pot!

  8. 9
    Kathy Allen

    I WANT this slow cooker! I use mine 3-4 times a week and this is a good one!

  9. 10
    Barbara Baker

    I’m feeling lucky!

  10. 11

    Looks Delicious!

  11. 12
    Lindsay R

    I’d love to replace my 90s grapevine stenciled crockpot!

  12. I am grateful for “” because
    Who couldn’t use a new, creative and healthy recipe for
    their families and friends! And what a streamlined, modern
    crockpot is featured here! I hope this item gets a well-loved home!

  13. Dang, girl, I’m grateful for you too! These giveaways are great. (So maybe my Pinterest board devoted to my tiny, broken slow cooker is called “I would make out with my slow cooker”)

  14. 15
    Jen Schulte

    I would love a new crockpot and the recipe looks delicious!

  15. 16

    This crock pot looks amazing, I want one!

  16. 17
    Natalie Hall

    I definitely need a bigger crockpot! Looks so yummy!

  17. 18

    This looks perfect! And after a sad death to our last crockpot, I’d love to try this new one! Fancy!

  18. 19

    Wow! Looks wonderful and delicious! What a cool crockpot. 🙂

  19. 20
    Jenny Dill

    This looks awesome! We will definitely be trying this recipe at the Dill house. We eat so much food that is similar to this one that it will be nice to have a new recipe to try.

  20. 21
    Christena Hincy

    I have also never tried succotash, I grew up thinking it was suffering😜
    Love crockpot meals, with a family of 6, they are a necessity!

  21. 22

    Oh I need a new slow cooker in the worst way! This KitchenAid looks amazing–I love their brand!

  22. 23
    Kelly cross

    I need this! I always cooks food too Lang and get mush or its burned and dry!!

  23. I will be happy to take any crock pot recipe you have. I would like to utilize my crock pot a lot more this Fall and Winter. This recipe sounds delicious!

  24. 25
    Nikki CB

    That recipe looks delicious and that crockpot does tooooo.

  25. 26
    Rachel Segars

    Just love my slow cooker and in need of a new one! Rx

  26. 27

    No whammies. No whammies.

  27. 28

    Maybe I’ll start cooking if I win!

  28. 29

    What a nice crockpot. Mine cracked years ago and I have never bothered to replace it…

  29. I love Stacy Libby’s response- can’t compete on the name comment. I lost my slow cooker in our fire last year and seeing your yummy Libby post made me get that pang in my tummy.

  30. 32
    Jill Firch

    would love a new crockpot and love your site and recipes!

  31. 33

    I recently made succotash for the 4th and 5th graders at the kids school. The recipe I used had bacon in it which made it really yummy.
    I’ve never had a crockpot, but my mom has one.

  32. 34
    Amy W.

    Slow cookers are a dream when it comes to being able to cook during the week, mine has been loyal for 8 years and could definitely use an upgrade!

  33. 35

    Fresh frozen / canned? I’ll have to expand my repertoire and try this!

  34. 36
    Anne P.

    I have never tried succotash. Great offer and I really enjoy your website. Thanks!

  35. 37

    We have an extra mouth to feed in our house and my smaller slow cooker just isn’t big enough for all of us anymore. What a great recipe idea. I bet it would be good with chips like salsa too!

  36. 38
    Mary Verrilli

    This would be great for our chili cook off!

  37. 39
    Maria Hartnett

    Looks great! I’ve had mine for years and it is now definitely too small.

  38. 40
    Jessie C.

    I love slow cooker meals.

  39. 41
    Renee Olson

    I’ve never even seen a programmable slow cooker! Genius.

  40. 42

    I’ve cooking a lot of beans lately…sure can use a crockpot.

  41. 43
    Leah Parker

    Sweet! I grew up on canned corn and have always liked it. The crockpot would be fantastic for making soups this winter.

  42. 44

    I would love a new crock pot!! love this!!!

  43. 45

    oh the things i could do with a new crock pot 🙂

  44. 46

    We could sure use a new one…4 kids to feed and this makes cooking less stressful for those crazy soccer nights…

  45. 47
    Elizabeth paul

    Pick me!!! I use a crockpot at least three xs per week!!the other
    Nights? Leftovers and eating out!!!!!

    A programmable crockpot is the ticket!!

  46. 48

    I love my crockpot, but a programmable one would be a nice upgrade.

  47. You know, I never knew what succotash was before. I mean, I’ve heard the word, but really didn’t know exactly what it was.

    The other day when I made stew I realized I am going to have to get another slow cooker because there are so many of us that my 5? 6? quart is barely enough for us. When you add in friends/family we are scraping the bottom of the tureen and there are no leftovers. No leftovers is sad. Wouldn’t you agree?

  48. 50
    Maren Kirwan

    I still have my lovely wedding gift country blue CrockPot that is nearly 17 years old! Happy Anniversary to me.

  49. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. 52

    oh, I need a new slow cooker!

  51. 53

    A new slow cooker would be great!

  52. 54
    Jessica E

    With 3 kids and multiple after school activities, my slow cooker saves my life (and my sanity)!!!

  53. 55

    Oh gorgeous slow cooker! Now our family is six oh how I need you.

  54. 56
    Lori H

    I don’t know what I would do without my slow cooker. I still use the one I received as a wedding gift 23 years ago but I wouldn’t mind an upgrade.

  55. 57
    Kathy J.

    I use my slow cooker all the time. It’s getting old, so a new Kitchen cooker would be wonderful! Love your blog and recipes!

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  57. 59

    Yum, this will have to be an appetizer for Thanksgiving!

  58. too funny that you love canned corn. canned veggies always make me squirm…but maybe i should give the corn another try 🙂

  59. 61
    D Schmidt

    What a great recipe! Thanks for the chance.

  60. 62

    Looks yummy. Might have to add it to our menu. Thanks for the recipe!

  61. 63
    Terry F

    Nice looking recipe! A new crockpot would be the way to make it!

  62. 64
    Nora B

    Looks great! Happy Thanksgiving!

  63. 65

    Happy thanksgiving! Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. 66

    With increasingly busy days, I would so love to have a crockpot to get things going for dinner.

  65. 67
    Ruby A

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE cooking with a crockpot! I’ve had mine for years and have been looking into getting a new one 🙂 Hi, Jane!

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