Easy Lima Beans

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chef shapeweaver �

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 allrecipes.com 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 Food.com ( A.K.A. ZAAR ) on March 20th.,2011

Top Review by glenna_west

These beans are the best!!! I change things up though. I throw everything in the crockpot. Limas, chicken broth, hamhocks, garlic, onion, and I add slices of green bell pepper. Cook all day (about 8 hours) and enjoy smelling until they are soft. Enjoy!!

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.

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