“Sufferin’ succotash!” – Pop Quiz! Do you remember which Warner Bros character said this as their catchphrase?
A little history about Succotash ~ Succotash is a food dish consisting primarily of corn and lima beans. Due to it’s inexpensive nature, it was very popular in the Depression era, and still makes for a healthy and low cost side dish! It’s also quite popular in the Northeast for a Thanksgiving dish.
Besides being cheap, this dish is also a healthy choice as lima beans are a good source of dietary fiber, and are a nearly fat-free source of high quality protein. They’d be perfect as an addition to our Rice & Beans Budget recipes!
Ok, enough chatting! On to the easy directions to make this tasty and healthy side dish…
Succotash with Butter and Dill
Yield – 4 servings
Preparation Time – 2 minutes
Cooking Time – 10 minutes
- 12 ounce bag frozen baby lima beans ($.80)
- 1 cup frozen corn ($.25)
- 1-2 Tbsp butter or margarine ($.10)
- 1/2 tsp dill ($.05)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook baby lima beans and corn according to package instructions.
- Once cooked, add butter and margarine, dill and salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir together and serve.