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Lima Beans

  • Ingredients:

  • 1 lb package dried large lima beans
  • 1/2 chopped onion (more if desired)
  • 5-6 Tbsp light molasses
  • Lean salt pork (1/3 lb more or less)
  • Ham Hocks (2 or 3, depending on size)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Soak beans and 1 tsp salt in cold water, overnight. Rinse next morning. Cook in 8 cups of water. Add diced salt pork, molasses, onion. Cook slowly for 1-1/2 - 2 hours, until done. May need to add more water & molasses during cooking.

If using ham hocks, cook hocks first. Remove rind & cut them into small pieces. Then add beans, onion, molasses to ham water. Add more water as needed. Proceed as above.