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Easy Lima Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Easy Lima Beans

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"Baby lima beans are steamed in chicken broth. This is a very tasty lima bean recipe that is also low in fat."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat, and spray with cooking spray. Saute onions until soft and translucent. Pour in chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Add lima beans, and enough water just to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until beans are tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2004

I don't care for lima beans, but my husband requested them as a side for dinner last night. I found this recipe, made it, and I am converted to a lima bean lover! I used regular lima beans (frozen) since that's what we had and I sauteed the onion in butter. I only simmered the beans for 15 minutes and they turned out so creamy on the inside and delicious. We'll be having this again soon!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 09, 2012

good but kind of bland

Jan 25, 2004

These lima beans were outstanding. I did add pepper and garlic powder so a little seasoning. I usually boil mine in water, butter, and brown sugar. I thought I would try something different since I'm trying to cut out on sugars. We all loved this recipe SOOOO much! This will be the only way I make them from now on! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

Jan 25, 2004

I didn't quite make this recipie as stated, but I am sure it would be great. I didn't add any onion, as I didn't have any on hand. But would also be great with onion. I also added 1 tbsp of butter, just for butter's sake. Next time I will make it without butter, for a lowfat dish. It did need a dash of salt and pepper for seasonigs. I will make these nice, moist, flavorful beans again.

Jan 25, 2004

I am NOT a green vegetable fan, but my father in law loves limas. So when he asked for them for his birthday dinner, I came right to this site. And as usual, it didn't let me down! This recipe was wonderful-- easy and very tasty. I think I ate more than my FIL! The only deviation I made was I sauteed the onion in bacon grease and added butter before serving. No wonder I liked them! Seriously, easy and good.

Mar 07, 2007

My son hates lima beans, but loved this recipe. I used olive oil instead of cooking spray and also added 1 clove of garlic.

Oct 08, 2010

this was easy and simple. i used fresh baby limas and half a vidallia onion and real butter and added fresh okra as well served this with pig-butt , mac and cheese and fresh maters. very nice southern meal. thx.

Jan 24, 2005

Really good, but the little onions weren't great while eating the beans. I would suggesting keeping them in large chucks and then straining out before serving.


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 132 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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