Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I was trying to re-work my frozen lima beans into something I could entice the kids with and came up with this dish. It was so simple with its zesty sweet flavor, and the kids ate every bite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the lima beans according to package (about 10-12 minutes-I used pressure cooker for 5 minutes).
  2. While beans are cooking fry bacon in a medium frying pan on medium heat until crisp and drain.
  3. Add the red onion and cook additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add lima beans, salt, and pepper to pan.
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar and stir.
  6. Add a couple Tablespoons water for saucier texture.
  7. Serve.


Most Helpful

These were fabulous! I had already boiled the lima beans for dinner, but just wasn't looking forward to eating them plain. I'm so glad I checked recipezaar out first. This was fast and easy, and I had all the ingredients on hand. I used half a bag of lima beans, one slice of bacon, and handful of red onion, and a generous sprinkle of brown sugar. This recipe is going to become a staple. My 6 year old preferred his beans plain, but his 1 year old sister ate nothing but these beans for dinner tonight!

jodi_m December 01, 2009

I made this recipe last night and we loved it! In fact, I think these may be the best lima beans I've ever eaten. The tang of the red onions was a nice addition. (I added a little more than 1/3 cup.) Bacon crumbled in at the end provides a nice crunch and (obviously) great flavor. I will definitely be making this recipe again-- it's fast, easy, & tasty! Thanks for posting!

FattyFat September 12, 2011

These were great. I changed them just a bit. I used parkay spray butter to taste with water to cook in. Didn't have red onion, used white, and used Splenda brown sugar.I also used turkey bacon. I thew everything in pan and cooked. YUMMY! My daughter who didn't like Lima beans loved them. Thank you.

Chef Mi Mi August 29, 2009

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