Easy Lima Beans

Rose Daly


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 allrecipes.com which was posted to that site by SharonB13.The name is the same as her's, but I changed a few things to the recipe and decided to post it under my own name.Submitted to Food.com ( A.K.A. ZAAR ) on March 20th.,2011.Reposted here on June 3rd.2011.


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  • 4 Tbsp
    butter or margarine,divided
  • 1/8 c
    sweet onion,finely chopped
  • 3/4 to 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1
    12 ounce package lima beans
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt and pepper,or to taste

How to Make Easy Lima Beans


  1. In a medium sized saucepan melt 2 Tablespoons margarine,then add onion and cook until soft.
  2. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil, then add the lima beans and return to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and cover beans, let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. After the beans are done DO NOT drain, add remaining margarine,salt, and pepper to taste.

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Course/Dish: Vegetables
Hashtag: #beans

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