Skillet Succotash

Growing up Succotash was one of my favorite Summer Meals.   The combination of fresh crisp corn, juicy ripe tomatoes and lima beans is so darn good.  It is such a great way to enjoy the best and freshest Summer veggies.  This recipe adds in some fresh herbs and bacon which is always a good addition in my book!   We served this with some fresh caught fish and was such a fabulous Summer meal.  If you cook your lima beans ahead of time this can truly be a one pot meal.  Enjoy!

 

S K I L L E T  S U C C O T A S H

adapted via Southern Living

2 cups fresh lima beans

1/2 small yellow onion

1 garlic clove

5 ears corn, kernels cut off husk

1 pint cherry tomatoes

1 package bacon

1/2 yellow onion diced

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons butter

1.5 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1.5 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

 

In a large pot add the lima beans, 1/2 sliced yellow onion and garlic clove.  Bring to a boil.  Then let simmer about 20-30 minutes.  Add in 2 tablespoons butter and salt.   Remove from heat and drain reserving 1/2 cup of the water.

Cut bacon into about 1 inch pieces.  In a large skillet add bacon and cook until crispy.   Place the cooked bacon on a paper towel lined plate to soak up grease. Drain grease but save 2 tablespoons in skillet.   Add diced onion to bacon grease and cook about 5 minutes.  Add in cherry tomatoes, corn, and cooked lima beans.  Stir and together and then add in red wine vinegar and saved lima bean water.  Simmer all on low heat about 5-10 minutes until water cooks down a bit.  Add in dill, chives and bacon right before serving!

**I added a few drizzles of  tabasco Green jalapeno hot sauce just to give this extra flavor:)

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Elizabeth
    July 26, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Have you ever substituted any other bean? I’m not a Lima bean fan but otherwise this sounds delish!

    • nataliemason
      July 26, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      Hey Elizabeth! I have not but I bet you could sub field peas, edamame, black eyed peas- just a few thoughts!

  2. Carol
    July 26, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I don’t think I know what a fresh Lina bean loos like.

  3. Melinda
    July 26, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I just made Jamie Deen’s recipe last night! Try it sometime my husband had 3 bowls full and said it was the best Stew I have ever made. He calls his New Brunswick Stew instead of Succotash. Our pictures of it look the same!!!

  4. mfamb
    July 27, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    yum. i love it too. no one in my fam would touch it tho.

  5. Rachel
    July 27, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I’ve been waiting on this recipe since you did an instastory on it-looks DELICIOUS!!! Can’t wait to try this 🙂

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