Sunday, July 5, 2009

Succotash (no lima beans!)...A Family Favorite!

(Click on this picture to see how yummy!)
This is a side dish recipe that has been passed down to our family 5 generations or more...yummy Succotash!
My sweet Mother made this when I was growing up, as her Mother and so on.
It is still a "must" at our family gatherings! As you can see it would make a good little main dish because it has all the goodies in it to fill the tummy.
Now sharing the recipe with you if you would like to try it!

Gloria's Succotash
(Most times I double it!)
2 cans green beans - drained
2 cans of sweet corn - drained, except 1/2 juice of 1 can
1/2 to 1 stick of butter
1/2 medium onion - chopped (I always have frozen onions on hand)
1/2 lb. bacon - cut into pieces
pepper and garlic salt (or garlic powder) to taste
Brown bacon and onion until fully cooked.
Add green beans, corn, butter, salt, pepper & garlic salt to taste.
Cook for a few minutes until slightly caramelized. Yum!
I promise you will love THIS recipe! xox


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Maryjane, I had NO idea what Succotash was..other than Sylvester The Cat saying "suffering Succotash!!" Your recipe sounds REALLY great and I will have to give it a try sometime.

Have a happy week!


Frippery said...

Sounds delish. I may serve this tonight.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

MMMMmmmmmm I was just thinking about Succotash this weekend and wondering what all went in it. My grandma would make it once in a while. Perfect timing! I'm gonna try your recipe Maryjane! Thanks!

Hope all has been well with you and yours. Hugs, Sherry

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I love all the different ways to make this dish! Great sharing dear! Blessings.

Terri and Bob said...

I am looking forward to trying this! I think your dish is lovely!

Elizabeth said...

Your version of succotash sounds very good. I will give it a try.
I have always had it with baby green lima beans and corn cooked in butter.

Lady Farmer said...

Other recipes I've seen for this dish never "inspired" me to want to try it, but yours sounds deliscious! Thanks for sharing it ~ I will be trying it for sure!

Melissa said...

I have never heard of it with green beans we always had it with lima beans. I might actually get the boys to eat it this way. Thanks!

Lori said...

yay, no lima beans!!! that is the kind of succotash i grew up with...yours sounds much yummier!!! thanks for sharing:)

Mimi Sue said...

I make something similar but without the corn. I'm going to try it with the corn next time. Love your banner. Where do you find your beautiful images? Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. They don't grow very well here in dry old Utah. Yours are beautiful! Mimi

Julie said...

Made the recipe for supper yesterday evening. EASY! AND I added an ingredient just for fun. I had a bag of frozen diced potatoes with onions, and used that instead of the "saute onions" step...
(Gotta love that BACON!)
The gang really loved it. Thanks SO much for the inspiration for a different meal. I will be using that one again.

Mrs. G said...

Your Succotash looks delicious. I'll have to give that a try. We make our green beans like that for special occassions but we have never added corn. Hope all is well with you.

Just a little something from Judy said...

My grandma's version of succotash was corn and lima beans. I'm sure she did not add all of the good ingredients that you did. I am anxious to try this version. Everything in your recipe sounds delicious!

Donna said...

I'm going to be trying This one out! Looks Good!! Thanks sweetie!hughugs

annieboxer said...

Mary Jane,
when you said 1/2 to 1 CUBE butter, did you mean one POUND? or did you mean 1 stick or 1 pat of butter?
I will definitely try this ASAP,my mom used lima beans, no onions and bacon. Your recipe sounds wonderful!
sue reinhart

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

(i am laughing at becky's comment!)

looks yummy but GASP look at those plates, linens and glasses!!! so pretty!

hope you are having fun with your little sweeties!


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Libby Buttons said...

Sounds delicious ! Anything with bacon rocks!


TattingChic said...

Wow, you learn something new everyday! I'm with Becky (Sweet Cottage Dreams) in that I had no idea what succotash was and only heard Sylvester the Cat say that, too! LOL!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

This looks really good! I love succotash in the summer when everything is fresh. This looks like a great winter dish using what I've canned during the summer.

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laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'll be trying this! You make everything look so pretty. laurie

Bellamere Cottage said...

Bacon and Butter???? OH's gotta be yummy!....and, corn's right up there at the top of my list too.


Joy said...

this sounds pretty good and I am not a true veggie lover. Right now we have a lot of fresh veggies from dh's garden.

Shirl said...

Hello Maryjane, this looks soooo good, I'm gonna have to give it a try. I also loved your 4th of July post, I have been wanting to make some banners, I'll have to get on it. I just painted and organized my craft room so now I should be able to be creative! LOL
Have a great weekend!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Heidi said...

YUM! Need I say more? =)

Anonymous said...

We tried the recipe for Succotash this evening and LOVED it. What a great dish. Thank you so much for sharing it. I look forward to more of your wonderful treasures on your blog.
Ren in AZ