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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.
  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 367 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1003mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 21g protein.
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  • dkrygeris
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 14, 2010

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

  • daisey5
    Feb 9, 2010

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