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Barbecued Lima Beans

 Barbecued Lima Beans
Surprise! This lively lima bean dish has the great flavor of old-fashioned baked beans. Sweet and savory, they're a crowd-pleasing addition to picnics and barbecues, say Lois Johnson of South Hill, Virginia.
12 ServingsPrep: 1-1/4 hours + standing Bake: 1 hour


  • 1 pound dried lima beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pancake syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • Place beans in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to
  • a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let
  • stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans, discarding water. Return
  • beans to the saucepan. Add 6 cups water, onions and salt; mix well.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4
  • hours or until beans are tender.
  • Drain and discard liquid. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, syrup,
  • hot pepper sauce and bacon. Transfer to an ungreased 2-qt. baking
  • dish or bean pot. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover
  • and bake 30 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1/2 cup) equals 163 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 480 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.