When I saw a recipe for Succotash Burgers in Taste of the South, I thought- That’s genius and why didn’t I think of that! One of my favorite southern, summertime sides in the form of a burger. Yum!
Although there are many variations, succotash is typically a sauté of fresh veggies with corn, lima beans, and tomatoes being the mainstays. This is my favorite succotash recipe.
I was pleased to find this burger greatly exceeded my expectations. It’s delicious and absolutely tastes just like succotash in burger form.
I altered the recipe just a little adding a little diced red bell pepper which is something I like in my succotash, plus I thought the burgers could use some specks of color. I also changed the mayonnaise, reduced the amount of hot sauce, eliminated the lemon juice (but not the zest), and added fresh basil. The basil was a lovely addition and really helped perk the flavor up- because we all know lima beans can use a little perking up 🙂
Note: Leave the bacon off for a wonderful vegetarian meal.
- 2 cups cooked lima beans (I used frozen)
- 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided (may need 1 to 2 tablespoons additional)
- ⅓ cup finely diced red bell pepper
- 1 cup cooked corn
- 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
- 2 cups Panko crumbs, divided
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 5 (½-inch thick) slices Vidalia onion
- 5 onion rolls, toasted
- 10 slices bacon, cooked
- 5 slices tomato
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
- Place lima beans and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor and pulse until lima beans are finely chopped but still have a little form. Place in a large bowl.
- Add red pepper, corn, cheese, 1 cup of panko crumbs, egg, and salt. Mix well and shape into 5 patties. Coat patties with remaining panko crumbs and place on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add burgers and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Add more olive oil if needed. Drain on paper towels.
- Wipe skillet clean, add 1 tablespoon of oil and cook onion slices 1 to 2 minutes per side.
- To make Basil Mayonnaise, mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Spread Basil Mayonnaise on bottom of buns and top with burgers, bacon, onion, and tomato.
Source: adapted from Taste of the South
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