Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
2 Hours 10 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

This savory lime bean recipe is a perfect match for a ham steak or pork tenderloin. Prepare the beans for Sunday lunch and enjoy!

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

sagebnichols's Review

December 03, 2008
This is a great recipe. The only thing I did to change it was to add a little tobasco and some chicken broth instead of some of the water.

cslever's Review

November 28, 2008
These were delicious and a hit at my Thanksgiving dinner. I did tweak the recipe just a bit though. I doubled the lima beans for the bacon/onion/brown sugar/butter. They would have been too rich for my family's taste. I also used turkey bacon instead of pork bacon. Really one of the best recipes I've tried!! I will definitely make this one again.