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Barbecued Smoked Sausage And Lima Beans

 Barbecued Smoked Sausage And Lima Beans
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.
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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;

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Barbecued Smoked Sausage And Lima Beans (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve over
  • rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups sausage mixture (calculated without rice) equals 367 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 1,003 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.