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I danced with every spoonful, in my seat. I served it like a "true southerner", with fried chicken and mama's squash on the side. Great dish.

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mightyro_cooking4u May 22, 2009

We WERE dancing around the table with these like Seasoned Cook said we would be!!! The flavor that the ham and slow- cooking gives these lima beans is great!!!! I used chicken stock for half of my water so I didn't put in but a pinch of salt and I put in a little bit of butter instead of bacon drippings. This is good eatin' like your Grandma made, thanks for the recipe!!!

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Chef*Lee April 17, 2009

Wonderful! The best recipe for lima beans ever!!!!

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carolinajewel January 03, 2009

I got my dancin shoes on and I'm dancin! These precious beans were GREAT!!! Loved the flavor from the ham and drippings. The beans were so tender and delicious I had to have 2 helpings and stop myself lol! You southern girls sure do know how to make a mean bean! Thanks for sharing Seasoned Cook! Sheryl

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sherylsprague68 June 22, 2008

Boy I love these!! They turn out real soft and flavorful! Taste like my favorite country buffet or like grandma makes! I didn't know if I should thaw my beans or not so I ran hot water over the bags a little bit before putting them in the pot. (they were still pretty frozen though) Used 1/8 tsp seasoning salt instead of 1/4. I cooked them uncovered the whole time and I had plenty of water, I didn't need to add any. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe!

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Spongebob Chefpants May 08, 2008

Nice simple recipe Thanks for posting.

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gwynn April 24, 2008

I love baby limas and this recipe is one of the best I have ever had. I made them with a neckbone and it was wonderful! Thanks!

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Tony Rules The Kitchen... Sally Watches! February 22, 2008

This is a yummy side, especially if you like Southern dishes! Made with all bacon. DELISH! Made for Comfort Foods in Cooking Photos.

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Caroline Cooks January 24, 2008

Clearly, I missed this recipe when I was scouring on *Zaar* for more lima bean recipes. I am sorry I didn't get it sooner, because this brings all the charm and all Southern taste of this little lima bean. This is one of those recipes that sitting down (as you mentioned) and shelling baby beans you could fix and eat just a bowl of these for dinner. I did dance around the table, just as Dennis did to get after the bean bowl, and the bacon drippings *plus* the slices of country ham, well it must be heaven. Thank you for telling your memories, and you have brought me mine with this lovely recipe that does stand the test of time. I used the frozen beans we had in the freezer from the summer so we were so happy.

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Andi of Longmeadow Farm January 07, 2008

I made this recipe on 1/6/08 for "Comfort Food Photos".Since there was only SO and myself,I cut the recipe in half.I did however use one slice of country ham,so the bacon drippings were left out.The taste was different,but good.Thanks for posting,and "Keep Smiling :)"

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Chef shapeweaver � January 07, 2008
Southern Lima Butter Beans With Ham Bits