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Marjorie’s Marvelous Large Lima (Large Butter) Beans

Marjorie’s Marvelous Large Lima (Large Butter) Beans

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Large Lima Beans
  • 1/2 pound ham or seasoning meat
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 toe garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped celery
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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. In a heavy skillet over low heat, cook ham or seasoning meat for 10-12 minutes; this will render the meat and create the grease needed for Step 3. Remove ham or seasoning meat, and set aside.
  3. In skillet grease, sauté onion, garlic, parsley and celery.
  4. In large heavy pot, cover beans with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and add sautéed vegetables, ham or seasoning meat, and bay leaf to pot. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Add water as necessary.
  5. Remove bay leaf, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
  • Carol Cobb-Bible

    I added a few extras to your recipe: 1/2 cup diced celery, 1 diced carrot, 3 minced garlic toes and 1 teaspoon of cardamom and a ham bone. So delicious!!! Served with hot cornbread. Yum!