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Beans, Bacon & Tomato Bake

Bacon, tomatoes and lima beans combine for a nutrient-packed side dish that makes the perfect accompaniment to turkey. —Karen Kumpulainen, Forest City, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 8 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 cups frozen lima beans (about 42 ounces), thawed


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook bacon, onion, celery and green pepper over medium heat until bacon is crisp and vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour, sugar, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in beans.
  • Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish or a 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake, covered, 35-40 minutes or until beans are tender.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 230 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 666mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 9g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.
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  • Jay
    Nov 14, 2020

    Good recipe but with changes for next time. 1 - I would swap out some of the lima beans for other types of beans 2 - since it came out luke warm, next time 350 for 60 minutes 3 - cook bacon before adding celery & pepper 4 - 12 slices of bacon instead of 8

  • Foodie
    Oct 11, 2019

    Bacon overwhelmed the unique, delicious flavor of lima beans in this dish. If I HAD to make again, I'd try half as much bacon.

  • Patrica390
    Sep 26, 2019

    I have made this twice within the past month. A good side or a good late evening snack. Makes a lot. I plan to make it again and again. It is worth the effort. First time I made it, I did not bake; seemed perfect on the range. Second time, because the beans didn't soak to a good softness over night, I felt I needed to bake it to have softer beans. Either way, a great recipe.

  • justmbeth
    Jan 7, 2019

    I am always looking for new Lima bean recipes and this one did not disappoint. I only made half a recipe, which was plenty for 4 of us with leftovers.