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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thursday Recipe - Succotash

What the hey is succotash, you ask? Well you might. Wikipedia says it's usually defined as a dish of corn and lima beans with other stuff. I just like saying it - succotash. Succotash. Suc! o tash. It's also a tasty vegetarian dish. I chucked mine in a crockpot and let it cook very slowly all afternoon. Simple, easy, delicious. Try some succotash.

Succotash

2 T. butter
1/2 c. minced onion
1 c. thinly sliced celery
2 c. diced carrot
1 10 oz. bag frozen baby lima beans
1 18 oz. can sweet corn

Place butter in the bottom of a 2 quart slow cooker. Dump onions and celery on top. Add carrots and lima beans. Open the can of corn. Do Not Drain. Pour it over the top. Cover and cook on low for 4 - 6 hours. Don't bother stirring it. You want it layered while it's cooking. The stuff that needs the longest cooking time is on the bottom of the pot where it needs to be. Don't panic and add water, either or you'll end up with soup. Just slap the lid on and let the slow cooker do its magic.

30 minutes before serving, stir it well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let it cook the rest of the way.

Serve with butter, sour cream, bacon, ham, cheese, whatever you want to top it with. I just used a little butter and pepper on mine.

Feel free to add up to 2 c. fresh veggies when you stir it - asparagus, green beans, bell peppers, kale, collard greens, etc. Use whatever you have on hand. They'll cook during that last 30 minutes.