Southern Succotash recipe made easier by cooking it in a slow cooker-I love easy crock pot side dish recipes like this! Make sure to use petite diced tomatoes and use 1 can instead of the full amount was too tomato-y
There may be debates about the topic but succotash is corn prepared with lima beans (or butter beans) and tomatoes are optional. All of this needs to be topped with lard or butter and then it's Southe (Butter Beans)
Cherokee pounds fresh or dry Lima beans (small ones are best) 3 cups fresh corn cut from cob 5 wild onions (pearl onions may be substituted) salt, to taste pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons melted bacon fat 2 pieces smoked ham hock 3 quarts water
There are a lot of succotash recipes out there, but I didn't see any like my mother and daddy used to make. Sometimes I think my mother learned a lot of her cooking from my father and his sisters. He was older, 32, when they married, and she was a new high school graduate! Hadn't had time to learn to cook yet. But his mother and sisters were some of the best Southern cooks I ever met. Here is the succotash recipe we used to have when I was growing up. Very easy to do.