Barbecued Smoked Sausage And Lima Beans Recipe
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Barbecued Smoked Sausage And Lima Beans Recipe

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There's a slightly sweet flavor to this filling blend of sausage, lima beans and tomatoes. "The last time I made this dish, I used homemade sausage from a local store and it was delicious!" writes Myrna Wingate of Irons, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) reduced-fat fully cooked smoked Polish sausage, cut into 3/4 slices
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen baby lima beans
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 367 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1003mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 6g fiber), 21g protein .


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add sausage; cook and stir 4-5 minutes longer or until sausage is lightly browned. Stir in the tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, chili powder, ginger, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in lima beans. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Smoked Sausage And Lima Beans in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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dkrygeris 230262
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"We loved this simple, easy dinner, but I followed the advice of other reviews and only used 1 can of tomatoes and instead of lima beans, I subbed 1 can Northern and 1 can black beans, plus added an extra package of smoked sausage to feed all. Great dinner!"

choney2 207021
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"This is one of my go to recipes! Keep some sausage in the freezer, use canned black beans and you have a very easy, in a hurry, delicious meal. My family loves this. I use only 1 can of tomatoes. Feel free to substitute in whatever canned beans (black, kidney etc....) you have."

choney2 98378
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"this is one of my go to recipes for crock pot cooking or when I need something delicious and easy. Everyone LOVES it. Try using canned kidney beans instead of the limas and halfing the tomatoes. Otherwise, an awesome recipe. I have been making it for years."

choney2 64255
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"My family and I love this recipe! I have made it many times and it never have left overs. Vary the taste with the type of sausage- kielbasa, chicken sausages (I am presently using a chicken apple sausage which works great). This recipe is simple and easy. I also use canned black beans or red kidney beans (my family prefers them) to the limas. Enjoy."

madelineheart 145254
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"One of our absolute favorites! I only use half the tomatoes, half the spices and half the lima beans."

daisey5 66903
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"I did this in a slow cooker and it was good."

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