1. In a heavy 9 inch skillet heat oil over medium heat. With fork pierce sausages all over several times. Add sausages and stirring onion occassionally , until lightly browned- about 4 minutes.
Add lima beans, tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, chili powder, ginger, and salt; cover and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low and cook stirring occassionally, until limas are tender- 10-12 minutes.
To serve with tongs, lift sausages and arrange on top of beans. Serve from skillet.