Applause-Worthy Lima Beans

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Recipe: #16887

January 22, 2015

"I got this recipe decades ago from a friend who brought them to a potluck dinner I hosted. They got rave reviews & have proven to change the mind of even the most emphatic lima bean non-believer. This is an easy to prepare stovetop-to-table dish & works well w/meat, chicken or seafood that does not already have a cream sauce. I admit they are probably more adult-friendly than kid-friendly, so I suggest you save the green beans & corn for your kids, serve these to your adult family/friends & heed my best advice ~ Plan ahead for 2nd helpings! Enjoy!"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (107.6 g)
  • Calories 179.5
  • Total Fat - 12.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 31.7 mg
  • Sodium - 415.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 11.2 g
  • Calcium - 56.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook frozen lima beans per pkg directions while following remaining steps & set aside.

Step 2

Roughly dice the medium onion & set aside.

Step 3

Cut each large mushroom in half from top down through any stem. Put the cut edge down on your cutting board & slice each half in approximate 1/3-inch slices & set aside.

Step 4

Cut bacon slices in 1/2 inch segments & fry in a non-stick skillet until crisp. If you have more than 2 tbsp of rendered bacon fat, remove the excess of that amount.

Step 5

Add diced onion & sliced mushrooms to skillet & saute until onion is translucent. Do not overcook to caramelized state.

Step 6

Add 1 tsp curry powder + low-fat sour cream & combine well.

Step 7

Taste & add additional curry powder or seasoning salt as desired.

Step 8

Remove skillet from heat, add cooked lima beans, mix well & serve immediately.


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1 Reviews


Delicious! We really enjoyed these lima beans with some chicken! Actually we could have just had the lima beans and called it dinner -- they are so good an filling too! Thanks for sharing!


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(19 Jan 2018)

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