Prep: 10 min.; Cook: 2 hr., 10 min.
Southern Living DECEMBER 2008
1. Cook bacon and onion in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes. Add brown sugar, and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lima beans and butter until butter is melted and beans are thoroughly coated. Stir in 12 cups water.
2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 hours or until beans are very tender and liquid is thickened and just below top of beans. Stir in salt and pepper.
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