Succotash with Bacon Up

Side Dish
Cast Iron
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Cast Iron Pan


  • 10 oz frozen or fresh baby lima beans (2 cups)
  • 4 center-cut bacon slices
  • 3 tbsp Bacon Up bacon grease
  • 1 cup sweet onion – chopped (1 small onion)
  • 1 cup fresh okra – ½” slices (about 4 oz of okra)
  • 1 tbsp chopped (about 1 clove)
  • 3 cups corn kernels (about 4 ears or 1 large+1 small can)
  • 1 tbsp coarse salt (sea salt, Kosher, etc.)
  • 1/4 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes – halved (about 5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil – thinly sliced


  • In a medium saucepan, cover lima beans with water, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • As beans are cooking, crisp bacon slices in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Remove to a paper towel to cool, then crumble.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of Bacon Up to the bacon drippings in skillet and add the onion, okra, and garlic, stirring often. Cook about 6 minutes, or until onion is tender.
  • Add corn, lima beans salt and pepper and continue cooking until corn is tender, stirring often (about 5-6 minutes if corn is fresh, 3-4 minutes if corn is canned).
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the cherry tomatoes and basil. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon over the top and serve immediately.
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