Dried beans are an excellent source of protien and other nutrients.
However, many bean recipies I have ask for some type of meat product to
be cooked with the beans. One of my favorite dried beans is the large
dried lima beans. I modified the original receipe and, I believe, have
recreated the original flavor with no fat.
1 package of dried lima beans, soaked overnight
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large carrot diced
1/4 to 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
Put all ingredients except liquid smoke in a crockpot and add enough
water to cover the beans by about 1/2 inch. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours
(the actual time doesn't make a lot of difference). Just before serving,
add the liquid smoke (I find if I add it in the beginning the flavor
cooks out). Add additional water to adjust thickness of the broth.
Serve with homemade ff cornbread. Enjoy!
From the beautiful Ohio Valley near Cincinnati