Can be just a meal in itself, or served along with other accompaniments like coleslaw or your favorite salad.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the lima beans in a large pot, and pour in the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook 15 minutes. Mix the potatoes, corn, tomato, onion, and celery into the pot, and continue cooking 15 minutes.

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  • In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the milk. Stir into the pot, and mix in the ham. Continue cooking until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; 24.9 g protein; 75.8 g carbohydrates; 24.7 mg cholesterol; 893.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2008
This is very quick to make. I didn't have any corn and I only had frozen lima beans - but it all worked. It's comfort food - tastes great. I cut the recipe in half and it was more than enough for the two of us with some leftovers for lunch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2020
I made this as written. I won't make it again. I thought it was very bland. The tomato should have been peeled prior to chopping. There was no mention of peeling in the instructions. The tomato disintegrated but the skins were left behind. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2008
This is very quick to make. I didn't have any corn and I only had frozen lima beans - but it all worked. It's comfort food - tastes great. I cut the recipe in half and it was more than enough for the two of us with some leftovers for lunch. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2008
This is very quick to make. I didn't have any corn and I only had frozen lima beans - but it all worked. It's comfort food - tastes great. I cut the recipe in half and it was more than enough for the two of us with some leftovers for lunch. Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
This was pretty good. I didn't know what to make of it because it is definately not a soup but it does have a stew like consitency. I put it in bowls and served with biscuits and my family really liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
LOVED IT AS IS Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2012
Good as is but better with more seasonings. I added 1/2 t each dry marjoram and tarragon and 1 t minced garlic at the end and they perked up the flavor. I might add more of all three next time or add a couple teaspoons of dry dill instead. Frozen limas worked well; I eliminated the initial 15 minutes of simmering of the limas by themselves. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2015
I actually made this in the slow cooker for 9 hours on slow. I followed the recipe exactly as described. I added the milk and cornstarch during the last 30 minutes. Great recipes. The whole family loved it. I will be making again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2012
A great meal for a chilly rainy day. I serve this with cornbread. My husband loves those big lima beans! I start with dried lima beans soak and cook them then follow recipe. Very flexible add more seasonings if you wish or enjoy the simple goodness of this homey recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2017
Cooking as I type. Had a ham steak that I needed to use. It was 1 pound so I diced up about half of it. Had only frozen baby beans. Rather than fresh tomatoes I'm using a can of diced. Added 3 cloves of minced garlic. Everything is in the pot now except the cornstarch and ham. Using coarse freshly ground pepper. Tastes great so far. Update to follow. Thanks for the recipe! Update: turned out great! Made a lot so I'll be freezing some. Very hearty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2018
This recipe turned out delicious! I did make some modifications that I thought kicked up the flavors like substituting chicken stock for water and some cream cheese instead of milk as a reviewer suggested. I also add marjoram and used halved grape tomatoes and no corn and since this was going to be an entree for us I used about a pound and a half of smoked ham from a ham roast and used frozen lima beans. Sauteeing all the veggies first in some smoked bacon fat added nice carmelized flavors. I will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2016
I used frozen baby limas since I couldnt find any fresh ones and substituted chopped green bell pepper for the celery. Also added 1/2 cup of white wine and the ham in with the veggies so everything could absorb the ham flavor. Cooked it all for 2 hours. Yum. My husband always said he hates lima beans but wants to have this recipe on a regular basis. Addendum-can also skip the ham and serve this as a side dish to a baked ham. Then make soup with hambone and leftovers. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2020
I made this as written. I won't make it again. I thought it was very bland. The tomato should have been peeled prior to chopping. There was no mention of peeling in the instructions. The tomato disintegrated but the skins were left behind. Read More