Easy Lima Beans

"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"
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  • In a medium sized saucepan melt 2 Tablespoons margarine,then add onion and cook until soft.
  • Add chicken broth, and bring to a boil.
  • Then add the lima beans,let broth return to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and cover beans, let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After the beans are done DO NOT drain, add remaining margarine,salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Then serve.

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  1. My Husband and I loved this recipe !!! I used 3/4 cup of chicken broth and 2 cans drained lima beans instead of frozen. It was easy and delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
  2. 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!!
  3. I've never just "boiled" lima beans, but I've never cooked them with onions and chicken broth either! Delicious. I used some lima beans that I got fresh in the late summer, then froze myself. They were wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Made for 123 Hits Tag.
  4. We loved these beans. I didn't have frozen lima beans so I used 2 cans of drained and rinsed lima beans. The onions with the chicken broth added a great flavor. Delicious and simply easy. I'll be making this again. Thanks for a wonderful recipe, Chef shapeweaver.
  5. Love these - I had very seldom eaten lima beans but with this recipe, I will be eating them often. Thanks.


  1. Mother always started by dicing about three or four slices of bacon, cooking until bacon is brown and rendered, then adding water. When the water boils, dump in the frozen lima beans and cover again. Bring back to a boil. Turn fire down to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Check to see if you need to add more water, and taste for salt. Add salt and water if needed. Cover and bring back to a simmer for another 30 minutes. Check the beans to see if they're done. They should be creamy inside, not mealy feeling. Serve when ready! Very simple, but irresistible!


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