Simply Delicious Creamy Lima Beans
This recipe for Simply Delicious Creamy Lima Beans uses Fordhook Lima Beans, the larger variety of what you may also know as a butter bean. When I feel really indulgent or, am preparing a holiday meal, I can't resist this decadent recipe. I love the buttery taste of Fordhook Lima beans but rarely have them unless it's a holiday. That makes this recipe even more of a treat.
The recipe is simple but gives Fordhook Lima beans a rich butteryness that makes you want to savor each bite. It is a perfect side dish for a holiday meal.
- 3 cups boiling water
- 4 cups fresh or frozen Fordhook lima beans
- 3/4 cup low-fat sour cream
- 1/2 stick butter or low-fat margerine
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, (if desired)
- salt and pepper, to taste
Cookware for the oven
- Add fresh or frozen Fordhook Limas to boiling water. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and let beans simmer for 20 minutes. Fresh beans may take a bit longer. Cook until beans are fork tender.
- Place sour cream and butter (or margarine) in a saucepan over low-to medium heat. Stir frequently until completely melted and blended.
- Drain beans well in a colander and when completely drained, place in a serving bowl.
- Pour sour cream and butter mixture over beans and mix well. Add salt and pepper and if desired, the red pepper flakes and stir until well blended.
- Add salt and pepper and if desired, the red pepper flakes and stir until well blended.
- Serve warm.
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Thinking about your waistline?
This recipe for Simply Delicious Creamy Lima beans has been adapted with the use of low-fat sour cream and low-fat butter or margarine. If you aren't concerned about your weight or fat intake, it can be made with regular sour cream and butter. Using the low-fat version is certainly healthier and does not compromise taste. Limas are packed full of protein and are a great source of fiber too.
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