LIMA BEANS WITH HAM OVER RICE – (BUTTER BEANS)

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

Lima Beans and Ham - Butter Beans

For those who love this hearty dish, additionally, you will love this scrumptious Pork Roast and White Beans. It’s considered one of our hottest crock pot dishes. In fact each require cornbread!

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

We love straightforward recipes with numerous style and gained’t preserve you within the kitchen for hours. That is a type 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 will be made within the crock pot too!

ARE LIMA BEANS AND BUTTER BEANS THE SAME?

Sure, they’re the identical bean, however they’re generally picked at completely different phases of maturity. In addition they go by completely 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 selection
  • Onion, chopped
  • Minced garlic
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 – 4  cups rice, cooked based on package deal instructions relying on how many individuals you’re serving (See Tip Part)

SWAPS

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

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This dish may be very straightforward 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 contemporary 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 all the time salt dried beans after they’re performed. They take longer to cook dinner for those who salt them through 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 will be cooked within the crock pot as effectively.  Cook 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 keep in mind that when making rice for this dish. In order for you 2 cups of cooked rice for this dish, then you’ll solely must make 1 cup of rice.

RECIPE VARIATIONS – SOUTHERN BUTTER BEANS

  • You possibly can add completely 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 need to use 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 all the time a great addition or carrots, and so on.
  • You could possibly additionally cook dinner the beans in broth, beef or hen 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 performed?

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 a giant 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 all the time 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 great consolation meals. This hearty dish will be made within the crock pot too. We find it irresistible over rice!

Prep Time 1 day

Cook dinner Time 3 hours

Complete Time 1 day 3 hours

Course Predominant Course

Delicacies American, southern

  • 1 1 pound bag of huge dried lima beans
  • 1 massive ham hock with some meat nonetheless on the bone or 1 cup chopped ham of your selection
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 4   cups rice cooked based on 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 contemporary 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 all the time salt dried beans after they’re performed. They take longer to cook dinner for those who salt them through 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 will be cooked within the crock pot as effectively.  Cook 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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