6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup casserole and 1 biscuit)
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups frozen baby lima beans, thawed
3/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 cups chopped extra-lean ham (about 6 ounces)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can no-salt-added cream-style corn
Vegetable cooking spray
6 tablespoons skim milk
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
3/4 cup low-fat biscuit and baking mix
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add lima beans, bell pepper, and onion; cover and cook 5 minutes. Drain. Combine lima bean mixture, ham, cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and corn in a bowl; stir well. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
Combine milk and green onions in a bowl, and stir in baking mix. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto ham mixture to form 6 biscuits. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden.
Note: You can also assemble the casserole ahead of time, omitting the biscuit topping; cover and chill in refrigerator or freeze (thaw the frozen casserole overnight in the refrigerator). Let the casserole stand at room temperature 30 minutes; add the biscuit topping, and bake as directed.
I was looking for something to do with some lima beans yesterday, and I was surprised how good this was! One suggestion: instead of boiling the onion and pepper with the beans, I browned the ham in a small skillet, took it out and set it aside, then sautéed the pepper and onion until they were soft and a little brown. Then I stirred all that in with the drained beans, corn, etc. Next time I might put a little black pepper in, too, but it's a keeper!
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