Barbecued Lima Beans

Total Time
Prep 10 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

Great baked beans for a cookout! Reduce the brown sugar if you want your beans less sweet. This is from the Chicago Tribune Food Guide. Prep time includes bean soaking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash beans; sort.
  2. Soak beans in water to cover in a large bowl 8-12 hours.
  3. Transfer beans and soaking water to a large saucepan.
  4. Heat to boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 1 hour.
  6. Drain.
  7. Heat oven to 350°F.
  8. Combine beans, bacon, tomato soup, onion, bell pepper, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire saucen a large bowl; mix well.
  9. Transfer mixture to a 13" x 9" baking pan.
  10. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Very delicious way to fix dried baby lima beans (which I had tons of in my pantry... must have been on sale...). I used some left-over deli ham instead of bacon or salt pork, subbed BBQ sauce for the ketchup. Other than that, I followed the recipe as written (but I did cut down on the brown sugar -- I used 1/2 cup of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend -- and it was plenty sweet for me). My husband LOVED these beans -- said they were much better than canned baked beans. I'm delighted I found a recipe to use up the rest of the dried baby limas in the pantry!

NELady April 16, 2010