Ducks 'n a Row: Lima Beans and Pork

01 February 2016

Lima Beans and Pork

Lima beans are legumes. Legumes, primarily, are beans. That would include black beans, kidney beans, lentils and lima beans. Surprise, though, peas and peanuts are legumes, too! Lima beans, also known as butter beans, make the creamiest "warm your tummy" comfort food - just give them a chance!

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Lima beans have a subtle buttery flavor that makes a nice compliment to a meal. I, however, love my lima beans as the meal! My mom introduced me to lima beans and pork when I was just a child and they have been a favorite ever since.
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Vinegar is the perfect condiment for this dish. Creamy lima beans, small pieces of pork and vinegar! Love it!
Did I lose you?
If you enjoy vinegar in other dishes - like tossed salad - then you MUST give this dish a try.
It is inexpensive and nutritious*.
It is easy to make.
It stores well and can be frozen for future use.
It may just be PERFECT but, if you don't try it you will never know :)
* 15g protein and 13g fiber per 1 cup serving plus lots of nutrients such as B vitamins, calcium and iron!

Lima Beans and Pork Recipe
1 16 oz. bag of large dry lima beans
1 large cooking onion
Garlic Powder
Pork - cooked and cut up


  • Place the dry beans in a large saucepan and fill it with cold water covering the beans completely.
  • Allow the beans to sit overnight. They will soak up a lot of the water and swell in size.
  • Drain and rinse them well.
  • Refill the pot of beans with fresh water covering them completely and "then some."
  • Add a coarsely chopped onion.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down so that a very soft boil is maintained. Boil for 30-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, till there is a creamy sauce and the beans are soft.
  • Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
  • Add cut up cooked pork or ham.
  • Serve in a bowl with cider vinegar as a condiment. 
One 16 oz bag of large, dry lima beans can feed 4-8 people.

This recipe freezes well. Just cool it and spoon it into a freezer container.  I recommend separating the recipe into more than one container so that you don't have to thaw a large amount unless you know you will be using it all at one time.

Tip: I did not have cooked pork on hand so I took a package of fresh thin-sliced boneless pork chops, seasoned and fried them in a skillet. Then I cut up half of the pork to add to my lima beans for flavoring and ate the remainder for a delicious pork and broccoli lunch. The lima beans were our dinner!


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