Slow Cooker Southern Lima Beans and Ham



8 servings

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1 pound dried baby lima beans
2 quarts water
2 onions, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 meaty ham bone
1 1/2 cups leftover ham meat from bone, chopped
3 cups water, or as needed to cover
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper


1.Soak lima beans in 2 quarts of water in a large bowl for 8 hours or overnight. The next day, drain the lima beans and place into a slow cooker with onions, ham bone, and ham. Pour in 3 cups of water or as needed to cover. Place lid on the cooker, set to High, and cook for 3 hours.

2.Stir in Cajun seasoning, black pepper, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper; set cooker to Low and cook until the beans and meat are very tender, about 4 more hours.



October 2013
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