Bean Pot Lima's

Bean Pot Lima's Recipe

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Deanna Rodgers


Over 50 years ago my husband and I traveled to visit his aunt in Dearborn, Michigan and she fixed this dish. It was wonderful, she gave me the recipe and I've never changed a thing.I have always made it just the way it was written. I usually serve this with just a pan of cornbread and a light desert.

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45 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


1 lb
large dry lima beans
6 c
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
dry mustard
1/2 lb
bacon, chopped
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 large
onion, chopped
1/3 c
chili sauce
1/3 c
brer rabbit dark mollasses

How to Make Bean Pot Lima's


  • 1Rinse and drain beans, soak in the 6 cups water, over night.
  • 2In the morning DO NOT RINSE OR DRAIN. Cover and simmer over low heat until tender, about 30 minutes. DO NOT BOIL. When tender drain and reserve liquid.
  • 3In a large bowl combine beans, chopped bacon and 2 cups of the reserved liquid. Add chopped onions and remaining ingredients. Pour into a well greased 2 quart baking dish.
  • 4Bake covered in pre-heated 300 degree oven for 2 hours. Uncover and bake 30 longer.

    Note: Add hot water if it seems to be getting to dry.

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About Bean Pot Lima's

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles