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Firehouse Butter Beans and Sausage


"When the climate turns cold, this is one of our go-to, favorite firehouse recipes. This wonderful dish sticks to your insides and is a comfort food. Enjoy!"
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3 h 20 m servings 563 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. Place lima beans in a large pot with enough water to cover by 2 inches; bring to a boil. Remove pot from heat and let stand for 2 hours. Drain and rinse beans under cold water.
  2. Transfer beans back to large pot and pour in enough water to cover; add sausage and red pepper flakes. Bring water to a boil, decrease heat, and simmer, adding water as needed to keep beans from sticking to the bottom, until beans are tender and liquid has thickened, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 563 calories; 23.3 g fat; 55.4 g carbohydrates; 33.9 g protein; 48 mg cholesterol; 1081 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I did brown the sausage (kielbasa) in a separate pan, along with a finely chopped, small onion, while the beans started to cook in chicken stock and a little water. Then added the beans to the ...