Classic Succotash

Southern Living
<p>Classic Succotash</p>

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Packed with healthy veggies like onion, corn, and lima beans, this traditional Southern side makes the perfect potluck dish.

Makes 6 servings


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2 cups fresh lima beans
1/2 small yellow onion
4 fresh thyme sprigs
1 garlic clove
3 uncooked bacon slices
1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped
3 cups fresh corn kernels (about 6 ears)
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Hands-on: 45 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

1. Bring first 4 ingredients and water to cover to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until beans are tender. Drain beans, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid. Discard yellow onion, thyme, and garlic.

2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat 7 minutes or until crisp, turning once. Remove bacon, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels, and crumble.

3. Sauté chopped sweet onion in hot drippings over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Stir in corn, and cook, stirring often, 6 minutes or until corn is tender. Stir in tomatoes, cooked lima beans, and 3/4 cup reserved cooking liquid; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in butter and next 3 ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

Created date

June 2015