Easy Lima Beans

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"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 another recipe site but I changed a few things to the recipe and decided to post it under my own name.Submitted to " ZAZZ " on August 2nd.,2012 (P.S.Since this recipe is similar to Bergy's Quick N'Easy Lima Beans,I was really hesitant about posting this. )"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (130 g)
  • Calories 142.4
  • Total Fat - 12 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.6 mg
  • Sodium - 188.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 2 g
  • Protein - 1.7 g
  • Calcium - 36.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a medium sized saucepan melt 2 Tablespoons margarine,then add onion and cook until soft.

Step 2

Add chicken broth, and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Then add the lima beans,let broth return to a boil.

Step 4

Reduce heat and cover beans, let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 5

After the beans are done DO NOT drain, add remaining margarine,salt, and pepper to taste.

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Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Lovely way to do lima beans, easy for sure and nice flavour with the onion and chicken broth, we enjoyed them.

(4 Feb 2013)