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Recipe: Three Sisters Harvest Succotash

*This recipe is adapted from Townsend’s “Harvest Succotash

Looking to experience the tastes of the season, while exploring some of the food traditions of the 18th century? We made this delicious recipe on the National Colonial Farm during the 2018 Children’s Day festival and it was a hit with staff and volunteers.

We hope you enjoy!


  1. 2 cups dried beans

  2. 2 cups dried hominy corn

  3. 1 diced winter squash

  4. 1 lb. beef, cubed*

  5. 1 tbsp butter

  6. 1 chopped white or yellow onion

  7. 2 large carrots, chopped

  8. 2 large parsnips, chopped

  9. 1/2 rutabaga, chopped

  10. Salt