Monday, August 1, 2011

Sufferin' Succotash

Succotash is an olde-timey dish that is traditionally made w/ corn, lima beans, and bacon.  It was prized during the Great Depression as a cheap, accessible meal that could feed the whole family.  Considering the current down-turn our economy is about to take, it's a dish with which you should become well acquainted.


Slow-simmered beans and freshly shucked corn push this recipe over the top, but canned products are a fine substitutes if you don't have the time for the beans or the patience for the corn.  If you have the knife skills, try to cut the onion, garlic, and peppers so that they are smaller than the beans and corn kernels -- you want to add flavor, not upstage the main ingredients.

Nothing spices up economic ruin like bold Southwestern flavors!  

Southwestern Succotash

1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz can of sweet corn, drained and rinsed 
1 roasted red pepper, small dice
1 roasted poblano pepper, small dice
1/2 red onion, small dice
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 chipotles en adobo, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
2 limes, juiced
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
salt & pepper to taste
  1. combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.  toss to combine.  taste & adjust seasoning.  let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

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