Baby lima beans are steamed in chicken broth. This is a very tasty lima bean recipe that is also low in fat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat, and spray with cooking spray. Saute onions until soft and translucent. Pour in chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Add lima beans, and enough water just to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until beans are tender.

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Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 132.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2004
I don't care for lima beans, but my husband requested them as a side for dinner last night. I found this recipe, made it, and I am converted to a lima bean lover! I used regular lima beans (frozen) since that's what we had and I sauteed the onion in butter. I only simmered the beans for 15 minutes and they turned out so creamy on the inside and delicious. We'll be having this again soon! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2012
good but kind of bland Read More
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175 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2004
I don't care for lima beans, but my husband requested them as a side for dinner last night. I found this recipe, made it, and I am converted to a lima bean lover! I used regular lima beans (frozen) since that's what we had and I sauteed the onion in butter. I only simmered the beans for 15 minutes and they turned out so creamy on the inside and delicious. We'll be having this again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These lima beans were outstanding. I did add pepper and garlic powder so a little seasoning. I usually boil mine in water, butter, and brown sugar. I thought I would try something different since I'm trying to cut out on sugars. We all loved this recipe SOOOO much! This will be the only way I make them from now on! Thanks for an awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I didn't quite make this recipie as stated, but I am sure it would be great. I didn't add any onion, as I didn't have any on hand. But would also be great with onion. I also added 1 tbsp of butter, just for butter's sake. Next time I will make it without butter, for a lowfat dish. It did need a dash of salt and pepper for seasonigs. I will make these nice, moist, flavorful beans again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I am NOT a green vegetable fan, but my father in law loves limas. So when he asked for them for his birthday dinner, I came right to this site. And as usual, it didn't let me down! This recipe was wonderful-- easy and very tasty. I think I ate more than my FIL! The only deviation I made was I sauteed the onion in bacon grease and added butter before serving. No wonder I liked them! Seriously, easy and good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2007
My son hates lima beans but loved this recipe. I used olive oil instead of cooking spray and also added 1 clove of garlic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2010
this was easy and simple. i used fresh baby limas and half a vidallia onion and real butter and added fresh okra as well served this with pig-butt mac and cheese and fresh maters. very nice southern meal. thx. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
Really good, but the little onions weren't great while eating the beans. I would suggesting keeping them in large chucks and then straining out before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2005
for all you lima bean lovers down south you don't need the fattening butter to make good limas........this is wonderful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
I love lima beans IF they are straight from the garden. This is an easy delicious way to prepare them. I started the limas in the chicken broth while I cooked the onions to cut down on cooking time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2012
good but kind of bland Read More
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