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a plate of dorothy's delicious lima beans with a side salad and bread

Dorothy’s Delicious Baby Lima Beans or Green Baby Lima Beans

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This family recipe was featured on the original Baby Limas bag and passed down by Dorothy Hayward, Gordon Hayward’s sister and 2nd generation bean enthusiast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Baby Lima Beans or Camellia Brand Green Baby Lima Beans
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 toe garlic, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 pound ham or seasoning meat (if bacon is used for seasoning, brown before adding)
Total time:
4 hours
Prep time:
2 hours
Cook time:
2 hours
Yield:
6

Directions:

  1. Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
  2. Cover beans with water, add meat, simmer about 1 hour.
  3. Sauté onion, garlic, parsley in butter or olive oil.
  4. Add vegetables to beans and cook 1/2 hour, or until tender.