Have you ever added meat to your succotash? It might not be traditional, but I love to make a main dish out of my succotash by adding some smoked sausage. If I'm really feeling frisky, I'll add an additional vegetable -- potatoes. (Since I adore potatoes in any fashion, I'm usually feeling frisky.) As always, fresh vegetables are best, but the procedure could also be as simple as opening a few cans.
First, I sauté a small onion (diced) with an 8 oz. sausage link (sliced). I use simply smoked beef sausage, but go with whatever you like. (I might also add some diced bell pepper if I have it on hand. Neglected to do that today.)
After the onion is translucent and the sausage is browned, in go the vegetables: corn, lima beans, diced tomatoes, and diced potatoes. When using canned goods, I drain all but the tomatoes.
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As for seasonings, I use freshly ground black pepper and fresh garlic. I don't add salt since the canned goods and sausage have plenty for me. Additionally, I might add one or both of the following: worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. I can't help it. Both make me happy!
Succotash and Sausage
- 1 small onion, diced
- 8 oz link smoked beef sausage (or your preference), sliced
- 1 can lima beans, drained
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can corn, drained
- 1 can diced potatoes, drained
- black pepper and garlic to taste
- olive oil for the sauté
- bell pepper, diced (optional)
- worcestershire sauce and hot sauce to taste (optional)
- Sauté onion and sausage in olive oil until translucent and browned (respectively).
- Add in canned goods and seasonings. Stir together.
- Allow to simmer until at least heated through. I let mine go about 30 minutes.
- Additional items can be added: bell pepper with the onions; worcestershire and / or hot sauce with the seasonings.
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