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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A twist to succotash

The kids were wondering if I was trying to speak a new language when I mentioned "succotash" for dinner.  I have never made succotash before, so I was thrilled to try a new recipe of sorts. 

I however, did not put it over fish.  I put fish in it.  I call this dish
"Tuna-Tash."  It's a combination of a homemade succotash mixed with tuna/bacon.

I cooked my Lima beans ahead, then added the corn, tomatoes and green bell pepper.   I cooked bacon for another breakfast, so I kept a few slices aside along with some bacon fat.  

I crumbled the bacon and put it aside.  I heated some diced onion and bell pepper first, in the bacon fat.  I then added tuna, crumbled bacon and added the succotash to it.  I added some garlic too.  Yum!   I cooked up some "off the cob" corn to go in the succotash.  All the flavors worked out pretty well.

I am putting this recipe in my "family recipe book."  I simple yet healthy and delicious dinner.

The meal didn't last long here either.   I put the leftover cooked lima beans (I had cooked a pound of beans), into a cabbage soup for another meal.

Note:  I honestly think this would be a nice tasty filler for green bell peppers or a baked potato. 


Sam I Am...... said...

I just had some cod the other night that i did not care for the recipe so fish is off limits to me for awhile but the succotash and the bacon sound yummy! LOL! I meant to ask you know if you can get dried black beans? I can't find them or else ih aven't looked hard enough. I only find them in the can and I can get organic but would like to use the dried. I have to catch up with your posts...I have fallen way behind per usual! LOL! Have a great day!

Kristina said...

Sam I Am, yes, I buy dry organic black beans at our grocery store. Check the organic sections or in the area of dry beans and lentils (usually near rice etc). Or buy online.

Mama Pea said...

Oh, that looks yummy. (And I just finished lunch!) Love how you put the extra cooked up lima beans in your soup. A combo you maybe wouldn't find in a recipe book but good and filling none the less.

Sam I Am, I buy the dried black beans in bulk from our local organic co-op and I can't tell you how much more flavor they have cooked up compared to the canned ones available. That's proven true for me with all beans I can buy and cook here at home. Much more economical, too!

mamasmercantile said...

I am like your children, thinking it is a different language. Whilst I have never heard of it , the meal really does look tasty.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, I think I have the kids hooked on lima beans now. We don't eat enough of them here.

Kristina said...

Thanks mamasmercantile. It's typically served over fish.

RB said...

Sounds interesting, and it WOULD be a good filler for peppers or a baked potato...covered with cheese, of course. LOL
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB, hm, shredded gooey cheese on top sounds delicious.