I had some left over cabbage and ham hock and threw this together. This is delicious served over cornbread. I was very surprised because it sounded yucky.

BDUKE

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot, combine the lima beans, ham hocks, water, cabbage and butter. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and set a lid on top but leave a crack for steam. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the lid, add the tomatoes and sausage; simmer with the lid on until beans are completely tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

676 calories; protein 34.7g; carbohydrates 42.8g; fat 40.4g; cholesterol 103.1mg; sodium 1575.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
Good "down home" country cooking! Hubby loved it. I made it according to the recipe (using ham hocks) but I added 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes. Very filling and would be great for a cold winter day. Next time however I'll add the cabbage during the last 1/2 hr. of cooking since the cabbage was mush after cooking almost 2 hrs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2013
I put 3 stars because I shoulda read the reviews and put the cabbage in more towards the end because it did turn to mush. I used navy beans instead of cabbage just because I don't like lima beans and my mom always used navy. I didn't have ham hocks but I used spicy sausage. I'll make this again for sure just not put the cabbage in until more towards the end. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
Good "down home" country cooking! Hubby loved it. I made it according to the recipe (using ham hocks) but I added 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes. Very filling and would be great for a cold winter day. Next time however I'll add the cabbage during the last 1/2 hr. of cooking since the cabbage was mush after cooking almost 2 hrs. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2008
I love cabbage and I love beans. I never thought to put them together. Yummy. Changes I made-- omitted the butter and hamhocks added 2 chicken bouillon cubes instead and my can of tomatoes was a tad spicy. I did add the sausage as directed but I think it would have been fine without it. So next time I will do it without the sausage. Oh and instead of soaking the beans over night I followed the directions on the bag and quick soaked them in an hour. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2010
This is an awesome meal. I left out the hocks and cooked the beans with a small amt of bacon grease left out the butter. Cooked the sausage and drained as much grease as possible! Used some home canned tomatoes and oh was it delish!! Thanks BDuke this one is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2009
I gave this 5 STARS( )Count them 5. I am a big fan of soups. This is delicious. Didn't use Ham Hocks none on hand. Only thing I added was a little onion powder and some tomato juice. Thanks BDukes Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2009
I left out the cabbage and served over yellow rice - a family favorite. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
This is an excellent recipe.Simple tasty and a really good left-over. Thanx BDukes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2012
This turned out much better than expected. I didn't use a ham hock but subbed 6 cups of chicken stock for water. I ended up cooking the beans and sausage in the broth/water for about 2 hours before adding the other ingredients. The cabbage was added in about the last 45 minutes. The sausage I had was a hot product so the soup had some heat but we enjoyed it. Thanks! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2009
Yummy flavor. I omitted the ham hocks added 2 chicken boullion cubes like another reviewer did only added about 1 T of butter and added the cabbage during the last half hour of cooking. Great recipe thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2011
Very tasty pot of beans. My limas turned to mush however. Next time I won't just set the timer for 90 min. and not check them. I am sure 60 min. would have left some texture. I used bacon instead of ham hock and added mustard greens instead of cabbage because that's what I had. Will make again. Love a good bean recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2013
I put 3 stars because I shoulda read the reviews and put the cabbage in more towards the end because it did turn to mush. I used navy beans instead of cabbage just because I don't like lima beans and my mom always used navy. I didn't have ham hocks but I used spicy sausage. I'll make this again for sure just not put the cabbage in until more towards the end. Read More
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