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Re: Lima Beans

This is a delish soup/stew -- thick and creamy.

Lima Bean Soup

2 cups lima beans
4-5 cups water
3 ribs celery
1 large onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. marjoram
Liquid smoke to taste
Better than Bouillon / Vegit / Maggi seasoning -- whatever you have

Combine in crockpot and cook on low 8-10 hours. Thin with additional
water if you like.  Serve over polenta or with cornbread.  Garnish with
nutmeg &/or chives or baco bits.


This is from _The New Laurel's Kitchen_ by Laurel Robertson

Hearty Pea Soup

1 onion
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. celery seed
1 cup green split peas
1/4 cup barley
1/2 cup lima beans
8 cups water
2 tsp. salt
dash pepper
1 carrot chopped
3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 potato diced
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 thyme

Sauté onion in broth until soft, along with bay leaf and celery seed.
Stir in peas, barley, and limas.  Add 2 quarts water and bring to a
boil.  Cook on low heat, partially covered, for about an hour and a

Add salt, pepper, vegetables, and herbs.  Turn heat down as low as
possible and simmer another 30 to 45 minutes.  Thin with additional
water or stock as you like.  Correct seasonings.

Makes about 8 to 9 cups.

Hated lima beans as a kid, but I love 'em now!