ISO Lima Bean Recipes

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Registered: 03-26-2003
ISO Lima Bean Recipes
Sun, 05-18-2003 - 1:02am
Looking for suggestions for Lima Bean recipes. Perhaps some that can be make in the crockpot?
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 05-19-2003 - 4:03pm
Hi there... hope these help you some...

Lima Bean Casserole

1 lb dry lima beans

3 teaspoons Salt

1 tablespoon Molasses

1/2 cup Butter

3/4 cup Packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon Dry mustard

1/2 cup Sour cream

Cover beans with water and 1 ts salt, soak overnight. Drain beans and refill pot with water to cover beans, bring to boil and simmer until soft. Drain. In slow cooker/Crock Pot, mix beans and butter. Mix together sugar, salt, mustard. Sprinkle on beans. Stir molasses and sour cream together, pour over eans and mix all together. Cover and cook in slow cooker/Crock Pot on low for 4 to 6 hours.


Lima Beans and Ham

1 lb dry lima beans, soaked overnight

2 cup diced ham

1 cup water

1 cup chopped onion

garlic powder


1 can tomato soup

1 lg green pepper, chopped

1 tb dry mustard

Put all ingredients in crock pot and stir. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours (on High for 4 to 5 hours) or until beans are tender. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


Southern-style Lima Beans

1 pound dried large lima beans

1/2 pound of dried green split peas, optional

3 smoked ham hocks (2-3 pounds), or 1 pound polish sausage, cut into chunks

3 yellow onions, chopped

4-6 cloves garlic, crushed or minced

1 T ground cumin

1 t ground black pepper

1/8-1/4 t. ground cayenne pepper

Simmer lima beans in 1-2 quarts of water for 30 minutes, either in the crockpot on high heat or in another pot over the stove. The beans will have swelled and softened slightly. drain and rinse and put them into the crockpot.

Add ham hocks, onions, garlic, cumin, peppers and enough water to cover.

Cook 4-8 hours on auto-shift or low heat. At some point, remove the ham hocks and separate the bones and fat from the bits of meat, cutting up the meat ot return to the crockpot. When done, this dish should resemble a stew with a thick broth; the beans should

be soft but not quite falling apart.

Serves 8-10. Great with cornbread or biscuits. Freezes well.


Ham Hocks And Lima Beans

1 pound dried lima beans, soaked overnight and drained

4 ham hocks, halved

2 bay leaves

1 onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

2 cups chopped tomatoes

1 cup tomato sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon papper

salt, to taste

Place beans in bottom of crock pot and add remaining ingredients with 1 1/2 quarts of water. Cover and cook on high 2 hours. Turn heat to low and cook, covered, 10 to 12 hours.


Bean Soup

1 lb dried lima beans (or probably any kind of bean)

1 stalk celery

3 carrots

quarter cabbage

1/3 lb spinach

6 cups stock



garlic powder

Soak lima beans overnight.

In a crockput, put in sliced celery, sliced carrots, and cut-up cabbage and spinach. Add soaked and drained beans. Add stock, and cook on low for 8 hours (you may want to put this on high near the end.) While still in the pot, add lots of garlic powder and freshly

ground black pepper to taste, salt if you like. Serve with bread.


Good to have you here and I hope that you keep coming back so we can get to know you better! Let us know what you cook... we love to hear!

*** Daisy ***

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 05-19-2003 - 8:06pm

Awesome recipe and suggestions, thanks for the contribution. I usually 'lurk' on the baking and desserts message board.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 05-20-2003 - 2:53pm
Ah.... a sweet eater, huh? That's good, but ... now that you've de-lurked... you have to STAY de-lurked! Please come back often so we can get to know you better. We've got great ladies here who love to help and love to get ideas from each other.

Have a great week!

*** Daisy ***

PS: I wish I could bake, but then again, I'm not much of a sweet eater, give me biscuits & gravy and potatoes and chips anytime.. lol.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 1:14pm

Made the lima bean casserole last night with a sprig of rosemary on top of the beans. This is dish was superb. Goes well with barbequed chicken, yum. Thanks for your help.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 05-22-2003 - 3:11pm
Oh I'm so glad you liked it! I love it too. GLad I could help you out some. Don't be a stranger now... i hope to see lots more of you.... we want to pick YOUR brain too, ya know!... LOL

Have a great week-end!

*** Daisy ***

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