- 1 pound dried lima beans
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage
- 2-1/2 cups tomato juice
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- In a Dutch oven, bring beans, water and salt to a boil. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour (or soak beans overnight). Do not drain. Bring beans to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until tender.
- Meanwhile, shape sausage into 3/4-in. balls; brown in a large skillet or until a thermometer reads 160°. Drain fat. Stir in the tomato juice, chili powder, pepper and basil.
- Drain beans; add sausage mixture. Simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Lima Beans with Pork Sausage in Reminisce Extra April 1994, p45
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