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This was my mother's recipe, and I enjoyed it often growing up. Now I make it for m y husband. The delicious taste has stood the test of time;—Sharon Lemke, Quincy, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 pound dried lima beans
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Dash poultry seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 131 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Cook the lima beans according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid; set beans and liquid aside. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, salt, poultry seasoning and reserved bean liquid. Place the beans in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with tomato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Stir before serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Lima Bean Bake in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p217

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