LIMA BEANS WITH HAM OVER RICE – (BUTTER BEANS)

Lima Beans, also called Butter Beans, are scrumptious. This simple dish is consolation meals at its finest and a improbable solution to get pleasure from a hearty meal.

Lima Beans and Ham - Butter Beans

When you love this hearty dish, additionally, you will love this scrumptious Pork Roast and White Beans. It’s one in all our hottest crock pot dishes. In fact each require cornbread!

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

We love simple recipes with plenty of style and received’t hold you within the kitchen for hours. That is a kind of recipes, and it’s budget-friendly too. This Butter Bean recipe is ideal on a chilly day and it reheats effectively too. This recipe could be made within the crock pot too!

ARE LIMA BEANS AND BUTTER BEANS THE SAME?

Sure, they’re the identical bean, however they’re typically picked at totally different phases of maturity. In addition they go by totally different names relying on the area. Within the South, they’re identified extra as Butter Beans. (source)

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Bag of huge dried lima beans
  • Ham hock with some meat nonetheless on the bone or 1 cup chopped ham of your alternative
  • Onion, chopped
  • Minced garlic
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 – 4  cups rice, cooked in line with package deal instructions relying on how many individuals you’re serving (See Tip Part)

SWAPS

You could possibly at all times use bacon because the meat supply and add different seasonings your loved ones likes. You’ll be able to simply eat these as soup beans and never serve them over rice, that’s your resolution.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This dish could be very simple to make, the longest a part of the method is soaking the beans, which we do in a single day.

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Rinse and kind beans and soak them in a single day in a big pot of water. Subsequent morning, drain and soak water and rinse the beans.

Step 2
Add six cups of recent water, the chopped onion, garlic,  pepper, and ham or ham hock.  Simmer beans with lid tilted on pot for about 3 hours till tender, then add salt. (I at all times salt dried beans after they’re executed. They take longer to prepare dinner in case you salt them throughout the cooking course of.)   If utilizing a ham hock, take away it from pot and take the ham from the bone and add again to the beans. Serve over rice.

Step 3 – Crock Pot
These beans could be cooked within the crock pot as effectively.  Prepare dinner on excessive for 4 hours or low for about seven hours till tender.  

Lima Beans and Ham - Butter Beans

⭐TIP

When making rice, 1 cup of raw rice, will make 2 cups cooked. So do not forget that when making rice for this dish. In order for you 2 cups of cooked rice for this dish, then you’ll solely have to make 1 cup of rice.

RECIPE VARIATIONS – SOUTHERN BUTTER BEANS

  • You’ll be able to add totally different seasonings if you’re a fan of warmth, then add some Cajun seasoning to the pot. Right here is our recipe for cajun seasoning.
  • You should utilize any meat you want: bacon, smoked sausage, andouille sausage (for spice)
  • You could possibly additionally add in some greens to make it extra soup/stew like. Celery is at all times a great addition or carrots, and many others.
  • You could possibly additionally prepare dinner the beans in broth, beef or rooster for added taste.

SERVE THIS WITH

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you rinse the beans in scorching or chilly water?

You rinse them in chilly water.

How are you aware when the beans are executed?

Some folks like their beans actually cooked and others like them with much less mush. It’s actually as much as you to search out what you want finest.

STORING AND REHEATING

We retailer these in an enormous pot within the fridge and reheat on the range. If we made them within the crock pot, we simply put them again on low till they’re heat.

SERVING SIZE

This makes round 8 servings and you may at all times stretch this meal with the rice.

Lima Beans with Ham over Rice

Anne Walkup

Lima Beans also called Butter Beans are really easy to make and fantastic consolation meals. This hearty dish could be made within the crock pot too. We find it irresistible over rice!

Prep Time 1 day

Prepare dinner Time 3 hours

Whole Time 1 day 3 hours

Course Important Course

Delicacies American, southern

  • 1 1 pound bag of huge dried lima beans
  • 1 giant ham hock with some meat nonetheless on the bone or 1 cup chopped ham of your alternative
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 4   cups rice cooked in line with package deal instructions relying on how many individuals you’re serving
  • Rinse and kind beans, soak in a single day in a big pot of water. Subsequent morning, drain soak water and rinse beans.  Add six cups of recent water, the chopped onion, garlic,  pepper, and ham or ham hock.

  • Simmer beans with lid tilted on pot for about 3 hours till tender, then add salt. (I at all times salt dried beans after they’re executed. They take longer to prepare dinner in case you salt them throughout the cooking course of.)

  • If utilizing a ham hock, take away it from pot and take the ham from the bone and add again to the beans. Serve over rice. These beans could be cooked within the crock pot as effectively.  Prepare dinner on excessive for 4 hours or low about seven hours till tender.

Key phrase Butter Beans, Lima Beans and Ham

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