Succotash Burgers

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

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! 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, reducing the amount of hot sauce, eliminating the lemon juice (but not the zest), and adding fresh basil. The basil was a lovely addition and really helped perk the flavor up. Lima beans that perk!


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Serves:

Makes 5 burgers

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

SUCCOTASH BURGERS*

2 c
cooked lima beans (i used frozen)
5 Tbsp
olive oil, divided (may need 1 to 2 tablespoons additional)
1/3 c
finely diced red bell pepper
1 c
cooked corn (canned or frozen will work too, just don't cook)
1 c
shredded pepper jack cheese
2 c
panko crumbs, divided
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp
kosher salt
5
(½-inch thick) vidalia onion rounds or any sweet onion
5
onion rolls, toasted
10 slice
bacon, cooked (used thick cut apple wood smoked bacon)
5 slice
tomato

BASIL MAYONNAISE

1/2 c
mayonnaise
1 tsp
lemon zest
1 tsp
hot sauce
2 Tbsp
finely chopped fresh basil

Directions Step-By-Step

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Succotash Burgers:

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.
2
Place in a large bowl.
3
Add red pepper, corn, cheese, 1 cup of panko crumbs, egg, and salt.
4
Mix well and shape into 5 patties.
5
Coat patties with remaining panko crumbs and place on a plate.
6
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
7
After 30 minutes, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
8
Add burgers and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
9
Add more olive oil if needed.
10
Drain on paper towels.
11
Wipe skillet clean, add 1 tablespoon of oil and cook onion slices 1 to 2 minutes per side.
12
Spread Basil Mayonnaise on bottom of buns and top with burgers, bacon, onion, and tomato.
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Basil Mayonnaise:

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
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*Note: Leave the bacon off for a wonderful vegetarian meal.

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