Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

If you are looking for a way to fix lima beans besides boiling them in water try this recipe. I don't think you'll be sorry you tried them. :) If you want to have more of a buttery flavor,remove the beans from the liquid and place into a bowl then add the final 2 Tablespoons of butter and then salt and pepper to taste. I saw the basic recipe on which was posted to that site by SharonB13.The name is the same as her's, but I changed a few things to the recipe and decided to post it under my own name.Submitted to ( A.K.A. ZAAR ) on March 20th.,2011

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium sized saucepan melt 2 Tablespoons margarine,then add onion and cook until soft.
  2. Add chicken broth, and bring to a boil.
  3. Then add the lima beans,let broth return to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and cover beans, let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. After the beans are done DO NOT drain, add remaining margarine,salt, and pepper to taste.
  6. Then serve.
Most Helpful

Love these - I had very seldom eaten lima beans but with this recipe, I will be eating them often. Thanks.

Connie Lea March 20, 2016

I've never just "boiled" lima beans, but I've never cooked them with onions and chicken broth either! Delicious. I used some lima beans that I got fresh in the late summer, then froze myself. They were wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Made for 123 Hits Tag.

breezermom March 04, 2012