Succotash - a Thanksgiving recipe

    45 min

    This was a universal American Indian dish consisting as it did of the two most common ingredients to be found in the New World - corn and beans.


    Gloucestershire, England, UK
    3 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 100g streaky bacon, diced
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 (400g) tins cannellini or butter beans, drained and rinsed
    • 500g canned sweetcorn kernels in water
    • 150ml double cream
    • 2 tablespoons finely snipped fresh chives
    • salt and pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Fry the bacon in a heavy-based frying pan for 5 minutes until crisp. Tip in the onion and fry for another 5 minutes stirring now and again.
    2. Add the beans and 600ml water. Bring to the boil, then simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes to heat the beans through.
    3. Stir in the corn and cream and simmer for another 5 minutes.
    4. Mix in the chives and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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    As a Canadian Native, I must add that the original recipe for this calls for what is commonly known as, 'the three sisters' in Native cooking. They are corn, beans and squash. Just thought I'd let you know.  -  23 Jan 2011


     -  23 Jan 2011