Calibama Succotash with Fireball Glaze

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July 24, 2019
A pan of corn and beans on top of a table.

Calibama Succotash with Fireball Glaze

When I think of succotash I instantly hear Sylvester the Cat and Yosemite Sam exclaiming "suffering succotash"! Actually, there is quite a history to succotash that dates back to the Native Americans. It is made historically and primarily with corn and beans...Lima beans to be exact. As with most dishes, time has brought about a change and evolution to this traditionally simple dish.
The beauty of a dish like succotash is its versatility. Because you're starting with such a blank canvas of corn and beans, you can dress it up however you want. You can make it spicy, sweet, or sweet & spicy. The possibilities are truly endless.
When I was a little girl I don't remember my mom or my grandma making succotash--but I could have just refused to eat it! My spin involves some of my favorite things around: corn, bacon and Fireball whiskey! I make a glaze out of the Fireball adding an amazing dimension to the smoky flavor of the bacon and the fresh flavors of the vegetables. Honestly, it tastes even better than I imagined it would when I created this.
I have to say, the addition of the whiskey glaze takes this recipe over the top. If my mom and grandma made it like this, I may remember eating it!
Servings 4 people


For the succotash...

  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2 cups corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 1/2 cup bacon, fried crisp and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1 large chopped shallot
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Fireball glaze (recipe follows)

For the Fireball glaze...

  • 1 cup Fireball whiskey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water + 2 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp butter
Keyword: calibama cooking, southern cooking, succotash
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