Lima Bean Bake

"This was my mother's recipe, and I enjoyed it often growing up. Now I make it for m y husband. The delicious taste has stood the test of time;--Sharon Lemke, Quincy, Michigan"
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  1. Cook the lima beans according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid; set beans and liquid aside. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, salt, poultry seasoning and reserved bean liquid. Place the beans in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with tomato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Stir before serving.


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I made a vegetarian version of this using Gimme Lean sausage. I thought it was a pretty tasty side dish, depending on what you serve with it. I made it spicier with mild chillies and garlic, b...

Easy recipe. I would recommend undercooking the lima beans so they will finish cooking in the casserole and absorb more liquid. Mine were a bit mushy from overcooking.

We loved it! Our 5 and 3 year old ate it!

It was O.K., but I'm not sure I'll make it again. It did help me use up some more of my fresh lima beans, though! I wasn't sure if this dish was supposed to stand on its own or not. I served it ...

I also made a vegetarian version, and it would have been great, except it was WAY TOO SALTY. It was so painful to eat, so I tried dipping my bread in it, and it was still quite salty. My tomato...

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