Easy Lima Beans

Easy Lima Beans

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

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 84 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 132 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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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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!


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!


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.