Recipe by Diann is Cooking
I got the basics for this recipe from a woman I met while picking over butter (lima) beans at the farmer's market. It is similar to a standard southern collards recipe; I used Swiss chard because I had it, but go ahead and use collards or perhaps even kale. Personally, I'd stick with fresh beans. This tastes like a whole different vegetable than the one I remember from my childhood.
- 1 1⁄2 cups lima beans, shelled
- 1 bunch swiss chard
- 1 smoked ham hock
- 1 onion
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- ground pepper
- red pepper flakes
- water, to cover
Directions See How It's Made
- Break up the chard, cut up the ham hock, quarter the onion, and add everything to boiling water.
- Reduce heat, and simmer for an hour, adding more water as necessary. If desired, add more vinegar.
- Break up meat on hamhock further, remove bone. Serve hot. Leftovers may be microwaved.