LIMA BEANS WITH HAM OVER RICE – (BUTTER BEANS)

Lima Beans, also referred to as Butter Beans, are scrumptious. This straightforward dish is consolation meals at its greatest and a unbelievable method to take pleasure in a hearty meal.

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When you love this hearty dish, additionally, you will love this scrumptious Pork Roast and White Beans. It’s certainly one of our hottest crock pot dishes. After all each require cornbread!

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

We love straightforward recipes with numerous style and gained’t maintain you within the kitchen for hours. That is a kind of recipes, and it’s budget-friendly too. This Butter Bean recipe is ideal on a chilly day and it reheats effectively too. This recipe might be made within the crock pot too!

ARE LIMA BEANS AND BUTTER BEANS THE SAME?

Sure, they’re the identical bean, however they’re generally picked at totally different phases of maturity. Additionally they go by totally different names relying on the area. Within the South, they’re identified extra as Butter Beans. (source)

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Bag of enormous dried lima beans
  • Ham hock with some meat nonetheless on the bone or 1 cup chopped ham of your selection
  • Onion, chopped
  • Minced garlic
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 – 4  cups rice, cooked in response to bundle instructions relying on how many individuals you might be serving (See Tip Part)

SWAPS

You might at all times use bacon because the meat supply and add different seasonings your loved ones likes. You possibly can simply eat these as soup beans and never serve them over rice, that’s your resolution.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This dish may be very straightforward to make, the longest a part of the method is soaking the beans, which we do in a single day.

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COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Rinse and kind beans and soak them in a single day in a big pot of water. Subsequent morning, drain the water and rinse the beans.

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Step 2
Add six cups of contemporary water, the chopped onion, garlic,  pepper, and ham or ham hock.  Simmer beans with lid tilted on pot for about 3 hours till tender, then add salt. (I at all times salt dried beans after they’re achieved. They take longer to prepare dinner should you salt them through the cooking course of.)   If utilizing a ham hock, take away it from pot and take the ham from the bone and add again to the beans. Serve over rice.

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Step 3 – Crock Pot
These beans might be cooked within the crock pot as effectively.  Prepare dinner on excessive for 4 hours or low for about seven hours till tender.  

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⭐TIP

When making rice, 1 cup of raw rice, will make 2 cups cooked. So keep in mind that when making rice for this dish. If you’d like 2 cups of cooked rice for this dish, then you’ll solely have to make 1 cup of rice.

RECIPE VARIATIONS – SOUTHERN BUTTER BEANS

  • You possibly can add totally different seasonings if you’re a fan of warmth, then add some Cajun seasoning to the pot. Right here is our recipe for cajun seasoning.
  • You need to use any meat you want: bacon, smoked sausage, andouille sausage (for spice)
  • You might additionally add in some greens to make it extra soup/stew like. Celery is at all times addition or carrots, and so forth.
  • You might additionally prepare dinner the beans in broth, beef or rooster for added taste.

SERVE THIS WITH

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you rinse the beans in sizzling or chilly water?

You rinse them in chilly water.

How are you aware when the beans are achieved?

Some folks like their beans actually cooked and others like them with much less mush. It’s actually as much as you to seek out what you want greatest.

STORING AND REHEATING

We retailer these in a giant pot within the fridge and reheat on the range. If we made them within the crock pot, we simply put them again on low till they’re heat.

SERVING SIZE

This makes round 8 servings and you’ll at all times stretch this meal with the rice.

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Lima Beans also referred to as Butter Beans are really easy to make and great consolation meals. This hearty dish might be made within the crock pot too. We like it over rice!

Prep Time 1 day

Prepare dinner Time 3 hours

Complete Time 1 day 3 hours

Course Essential Course

Delicacies American, southern

  • 1 1 pound bag of enormous dried lima beans
  • 1 massive ham hock with some meat nonetheless on the bone or 1 cup chopped ham of your selection
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 4   cups rice cooked in response to bundle instructions relying on how many individuals you might be serving
  • Rinse and kind beans, soak in a single day in a big pot of water. Subsequent morning, drain the water and rinse beans.  Add six cups of contemporary water, the chopped onion, garlic,  pepper, and ham or ham hock.

  • Simmer beans with lid tilted on pot for about 3 hours till tender, then add salt. (I at all times salt dried beans after they’re achieved. They take longer to prepare dinner should you salt them through the cooking course of.)

  • If utilizing a ham hock, take away it from pot and take the ham from the bone and add again to the beans. Serve over rice. These beans might be cooked within the crock pot as effectively.  Prepare dinner on excessive for 4 hours or low about seven hours till tender.

Key phrase Butter Beans, Lima Beans and Ham

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