Lima Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 287.2
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,061.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.7 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Simple Southern Lima Beans, can be cooked on the stove or adjusted to cook in the crock Simple Southern Lima Beans, can be cooked on the stove or adjusted to cook in the crock
Number of Servings: 6


    Beans, Dried, Large Lima Beans, Great Value (1/4c dry = 35g, 13 serv per 1 pound), 340 gram(s)
    Garlic clove, 2 serving
    Onions, raw, 1 medium (2-1/2" dia)
    Ham, regular (11% fat), 383 grams
    Water, tap, 6 cup (8 fl oz)
    Pepper, black, .5 tsp
    Seasoning, Tony Chachere's, The Original Creole Seasoning (1/4 tsp, 1g), 1 tsp


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Though, I did change very minimally. It is possible to cook this using turkey bacon or any other meat alternative or no meat at all. If you do no meat, I would suggest using a chicken broth, rather than water.


Rinse and sort beans, soak overnight in a large pot of water. Next morning, drain soak water and rinse beans. Add six cups of fresh water, the chopped onion, garlic, pepper, and ham or ham hock. Simmer beans with lid tilted on pot for about 3 hours until tender, then add salt. (I always salt dried beans after they are done. They take longer to cook if you salt them during the cooking process.) If using a ham hock, remove it from pot and take the ham from the bone and add back to the beans. Serve over rice.

These beans can be cooked in the crockpot as well. Cook on high for 4 hours or low about seven hours until tender. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 6 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MSMINDYF.

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