Mom's Baked Lima Beans

Let this family-favorite cook all day. Beans with pork and veggies make a traditional side dish.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 19 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb. (3 cups) dried lima beans
2
quarts (8 cups) water
1/4
lb. salt pork or bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
medium onion, chopped
1/4
cup molasses
1/4
to 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon paprika
1
(2-oz.) jar chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1 Sort beans. Rinse well; drain. In Dutch oven or large saucepan, cover beans with water. Soak at least 12 hours or overnight.
  • 2 Do not drain beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until beans are almost tender.
  • 3 Drain beans, reserving liquid. Place beans in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Combine 3/4 cup reserved liquid with all remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour over beans; stir to mix.
  • 4 Cover; cook on high setting for 5 to 6 hours or on low setting for 10 to 12 hours or until beans are tender and mixture is thoroughly heated.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cup
    Calories
    450
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    370mg
    370%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    68g
    68%
    (Dietary Fiber
    15g
    15%
      Sugars
    19g
    19%
    ),
    Protein
    17g
    17%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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