Simmering meat and beans to tenderness with tomato and tamarind powder creates a hearty, delicious flavor. It's a perfect dish for the busy homemaker.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the lima beans into a large container and cover with several inches of warm water; let stand 1 hour. Drain.

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Add the ham hocks and return to a boil; cook at a boil for 1 minute. Drain and rinse.

  • Combine the lima beans and ham hocks in a stockpot; add the ginger, tomato, onion, green chile peppers, tamarind powder, and 3 cups water. Season with salt to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer the soup until the pork is tender and the lima beans are soft and bursting from their skins, about 20 minutes. Add the spinach to the soup and cook until the spinach has just wilted.

Nutrition Facts

724.6 calories; protein 46.7g 93% DV; carbohydrates 25g 8% DV; fat 48.3g 74% DV; cholesterol 154.2mg 51% DV; sodium 493.8mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2010
I LOVE lima beans! Actually I like most beans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/03/2018
Cooking times are WAY off with this recipe. Took at least twice as long to cook the beans. Read More
(1)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2010
I LOVE lima beans! Actually I like most beans. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
04/03/2018
Cooking times are WAY off with this recipe. Took at least twice as long to cook the beans. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2019
I added a touch of garlic and left out the tamarind..because I couldn't find in store. Use a slow cooker instead of pot. Read More
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