Barbecued Lima Beans Baked

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

These are the best! Not being a Fan of limas I just adore these. It may be the hot cheese or the sweetness of the brown sugar. I don't know but it's just too GOOD! It's a great side or serve over rice for a main meal. You can also skip the bacon if you're not into meat! You can add liquid smoke!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a casserole dish (I use cast iron pot) brown bacon till crisp.
  2. Set bacon aside.
  3. Add oil to bacon fat and fry onions and garlic about 5 minutes.
  4. Crumble bacon.
  5. Add all the rest of the ingredients to pot.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 2 hours.


Most Helpful

My step-son, daughter, and I are the only ones in my house who LOVE limas. My husband, step-daughter, and son will eat them but like to fuss about it. This recipe sure hushed them up. I used half pepper-jack cheese and half plain mj cheese because I wasn't sure how hot it would be. I have to be careful when cooking for the kids. That was just right for us. The bacon was a big plus that added to the barbecued flavor. All six of us thought this was worth 5-stars. We thank you.

ratherbeswimmin' March 28, 2003

Excellent! Neither of our families served lima beans. The few times I tried them, I liked the taste but not the texture or the tough skins. Rita's recipes have been so wonderful that I thought I would give those lima's another chance. I made the recipe as directed and was having second thoughts about the taste before putting it in the oven. Two hours later, spicy BBQ flavored tender beans. The only problem was the recipe didn't specify whether to cover the casserole or not. After 45 minutes uncovered, the dish was getting too dry. I added 1/2 cup of water and a cover. Thanks Rita, we now love lima beans!

Lorac October 05, 2003

These were great! I had extra frozen baby limas in the freezer that I wanted to use up, so I picked this recipe. We are both lima bean fans (though as a kid I didn't like them all that much). I used veggie bacon (4 slices) as well as a few drops of liquid smoke, reduced oil to 1 teaspoon, used only 1 cup of pepper jack and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. I did not cover and experienced no dryness (did not preheat oven either, maybe that was why). Easy to make, you'll just need a spare 2 hours for baking. Smokey BBQ flavor was quite nice! Thanks Rita.

Kumquat the Cat's friend August 28, 2006

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