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lima bean bake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This recipe came to me by way of my sister-in-law's church cookbook from more than twenty years ago. Since I love lima beans I decided I'd give it a try. Photo source: bettyskitchen

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lima bean bake

  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped fine
  • 1 sm
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 pkg
    (12 oz. ea) frozen fordhook lima beans
  • 1 can
    (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 c
    grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c
    fine bread crumbs, buttered if desired

How To Make lima bean bake

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 1 to 1-1/2 cups water to a boil. Add the lima beans. Bring to second boil; cover and simmer about 20 minutes, or until beans are almost tender. Remove from heat and drain completely.
  • 2
    Transfer the beans to a large mixing bowl and add the onion, green pepper, salt and black pepper. Mix well with spoon. Add the celery soup, undiluted, and mix well.
  • 3
    Turn mixture into a greased (may use Pam) 9x13x2" baking dish. Top mixture with the cheese and then the bread crumbs.
  • 4
    Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.
  • 5
    Serve while hot with a favorite meat, or on its own with a salad and bread.