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Lima Beans and Ham Recipe

Lima Beans and Ham

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"Can be just a meal in itself, or served along with other accompaniments like coleslaw or your favorite salad."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Place the lima beans in a large pot, and pour in the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook 15 minutes. Mix the potatoes, corn, tomato, onion, and celery into the pot, and continue cooking 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the milk. Stir into the pot, and mix in the ham. Continue cooking until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley before serving.
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May 10, 2008

This is very quick to make. I didn't have any corn and I only had frozen lima beans - but it all worked. It's comfort food - tastes great. I cut the recipe in half and it was more than enough for the two of us with some leftovers for lunch.

Oct 21, 2005

This was pretty good. I didn't know what to make of it because it is definately not a soup but it does have a stew like consitency. I put it in bowls and served with biscuits and my family really liked it.


7 Ratings

Aug 04, 2010


Mar 22, 2012

Good as is, but better with more seasonings. I added 1/2 t each dry marjoram and tarragon and 1 t minced garlic at the end and they perked up the flavor. I might add more of all three next time or add a couple teaspoons of dry dill instead. Frozen limas worked well; I eliminated the initial 15 minutes of simmering of the limas by themselves.

Mar 26, 2015

I actually made this in the slow cooker for 9 hours on slow. I followed the recipe exactly as described. I added the milk and cornstarch during the last 30 minutes. Great recipes. The whole family loved it. I will be making again soon.

Nov 05, 2012

A great meal for a chilly, rainy day. I serve this with cornbread. My husband loves those big lima beans! I start with dried lima beans, soak and cook them, then follow recipe. Very flexible, add more seasonings if you wish, or enjoy the simple goodness of this homey recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 15.3 g
  • 61%
  • Protein
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 990 mg
  • 40%

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

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