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Southern-style Succotash is chock full of delicious healthy organic veggies like sweet yellow corn, lima beans, onions, tomatoes, and crisp smoked hickory bacon this Classic Southern side makes the perfect potluck dish.
Southern-style Succotash
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Southern-style Succotash is chock full of delicious healthy organic veggies like sweet yellow corn, lima beans, onions, tomatoes, and crisp smoked hickory bacon this Classic Southern side makes the perfect potluck dish.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southern Succotash, Succotash
Servings: 8 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 8 slices Thick-sliced Hickory bacon cooked crispy, reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings
  • 1 medium Sweet onion chopped
  • 1-16 ounce bag of organic frozen lima beans thawed on the counter
  • 1-16 ounce bag of organic frozen yellow sweet corn thawed on the counter
  • 1 cup Organic frozen sliced okra
  • ½ cup Bell Pepper diced, may use red or green bell peppers
  • 1 pint Grape tomatoes halved, may use halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon Salt-free Soul seasoning or Salt-free Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Seasoned salt or to own taste
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper white pepper may be substituted
  • 1 pinch Sugar optional
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped fresh herbs Basil, tarragon, or thyme
Instructions
  1. In a large cast-iron skillet fry the bacon on low-medium heat until the bacon is crisp but not burned. Remove bacon once done and place on a paper-lined plate until needed. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the cast-iron skillet. Once the bacon has cooled Chop the bacon in small pieces.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the lima beans in salted water per the package instructions. Drain all but ½ cup of water from the lima beans and reserve both until they are needed.

  3. In the reserved bacon drippings, cook the sweet onion and red or green bell pepper over medium heat for 2-4 minutes or until lightly browned.

  4. Next, add the Lima beans, corn, grape tomatoes, sliced okra Salt-free Soul seasoning, or Salt-free Cajun seasoning, Seasoned salt, garlic powder, black pepper, a pinch of sugar, unsalted butter, and the reserved cooking liquid. Simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until the corn is tender.

  5. At this time mix in the chopped crisp bacon and the fresh herb of choice. (Tarragon, thyme, or basil may be used.)

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes
Pro Tips for making Southern-style Succotash:
  1. When in season, fresh organic corn, lima beans, tomatoes, and veggies are recommended to be used in the Southern-style Succotash recipe.
  2. Offseason organic frozen corn and lima beans may be substituted in the recipe for Southern-style Succotash.
  3. Thick-sliced hickory-smoked bacon is what I use in my recipe; turkey bacon is not recommended for use.
  4. Sweet onions are essential in this recipe so that the flavor of the onions does not overpower the other ingredients.
  5. Organic cherry or grape tomatoes are used in this recipe, but diced Roma tomatoes may be substituted if need be.
  6. Soul seasoning or Cajun seasoning is recommended for use in this recipe to enhance the flavors of veggies and bacon.
  7. A pinch of sugar may be added if you want the corn and lima to taste a little bit sweeter than usual.