Sweet Fresh Lima Beans

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 cups fresh shelled lima beans or two 10-ounce packages frozen lima beans
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • Salt and red pepper flakes
Directions
  • Bring about 3 1/2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan.

  • Heat a medium stockpot over medium-low heat and add the oil. Saute the onions in the oil, gradually adding 1 cup of the boiling water and stirring frequently, until the onions are soft and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Add the lima beans and cook until beginning to soften, 10 minutes more. Add the sugar, some salt and red pepper flakes and the remaining boiling water. Partially cover the pan and cook until the lima beans are tender, about 40 minutes. Use the back of a wooden spoon to gently mash one-third of the tender beans and combine to make creamy. Serve warm.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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