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Lima Beans with Pork Sausage

 Lima Beans with Pork Sausage
This is a delicious dish to bring to a pot-luck or church supper. It it is so easy to put together and you will be returning home with an empty dish.—Ruby Wood, Sugar Land, Texas
8-10 ServingsPrep: 5 min. + standing Cook: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 255 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 531 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 13 g protein.