8 Reviews

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!

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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!

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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.

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Chef Mi Mi August 29, 2009

OH MY!!!!! I don't like lima beans or butter beans but these were awesome. I have a new love for lima beans. LOL. All my kids (except bean hater is still a bean hater) and husband loved them. I will make these often to get some different veggies into my kids. Thanks for a great recipe. Oh yeah, I left the onion out and they were still wonderful...kids would not touch it with onions in it.

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Queenofcamping September 24, 2007

I am NOT a lima bean fan, but my boyfriend sure is, he has packed the freezer with bags of them. I tried this recipe today, and these were really good! I did tweak the recipe very slightly. After making as directed and tasting, I decided to add a little liquid smoke to enhance the flavor of the bacon, and a little balsmatic vinegar to give it a little tang. I also crumbled the bacon and stirred it in and let simmer for about 30 minutes. Very tasty!! I think that this recipe woould be great with butterbeans, but it was yummy with the lima beans too, thanks Roxy!

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Not-2-Sweet September 18, 2006

Yes these are addictive. I did make a change. I thought I had bacon but didn`t so I use pepperoni. Thank you.

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Rita~ February 17, 2006

These were very good. I actually prefer butter, salt and pepper because I love lima beans, but for my boyfriend, these were a huge hit. He swore he didn't like lima beans but he gobbled up his whole plate and went back for seconds. Thanks!

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mrichard February 18, 2005

An outstanding dish for people who enjoy lima beans and for those who aren't quite sure. I love the flavor of red onions cooking gently aftr the bacon has left the pan. I cut the amounts to: 10 ounces beans, 3 slices bacon, 1/4 cups onions and brown sugar, and the recipe still turned out wonderfully. Thank you, Roxygirl, for a new favorite!

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rochsann January 06, 2005
Lima Beans With Bacon