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Western lima beans and rice in a small bowl next to the serving pan

Western Lima Beans

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Large Lima Beans
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans or 1 (30-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup reserved bean liquid
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Total time:
2 hours, 35 minutes
Prep time:
2 hours
Cook time:
35 minutes


  1. Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
  2. Add beans to large, heavy pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender. Drain beans, reserving 1/2 cup of bean liquid. Set both aside.
  3. In a skillet, brown ground beef and chopped onion. Add remaining ingredients to skillet, and stir well. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  4. Place cooked beans in the bottom of a casserole dish, and cover beans with beef and onion mixture. 
  5. Bake casserole at 350ºF for 30 to 35 minutes.