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Sausage And Limas In A Crockpot

Updated on September 13, 2014

Yummy Quick Meal For The Busy Family

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A Family Recipe For Years

As a busy mom with a husband and two children, a warm meal at the end of the day has always been essential. This lima bean recipe has been a popular choice on a cold winter day or a rainy evening, always popular with our family. The prep time is short and your crockpot does most of the work! Serve this tasty dish with a favorite side dish and all will be satisfied.

Ready To Eat After A Busy Day

Presoaking Beans

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You Will Need

  • 12 ounce package Large Dried Lima Beans, Optional Larger Bag
  • 2 large Links or 6 short Links Beef Sausage, Sliced thin
  • 1 Small Can Tomato Soup, Your favorite brand
  • 1 chopped Onion, Shred into small pieces
  • From the package Bacon, 1 slice

Mixed and Ready For Cooking

Prep and Cook Times

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 6 hours
Ready in: 6 hours 20 min
Yields: Six to eight servings

PreSoaking The Beans

Dried beans cook better if soaked in water prior to cooking. Pour the bag of dried beans into a bowl and cover with water. Let them sit until most of the water is absorbed.

How To

  1. Add the presoaked beans, chopped onion and sliced sausage to your crockpot. Pour in the tomato soup and add water until the ingredients are almost covered. Add pepper as desired and mix.
  2. Set the crockpot temperature on high until your beans are hot and then lower the temperature to a low setting.

By the Bowl

Pineapple, bananas, strawberries and apple with a yogurt or mayonnaise dressing
Pineapple, bananas, strawberries and apple with a yogurt or mayonnaise dressing

In Summary

If your crockpot is moved to a low setting right after it begins to boil, it can simmer all day. If you want a quicker cook time, leave the crockpot on high for two or three hours before reducing the heat. your dinner will be ready in five to six hours

Serve with cheese sprinkled on top or jalapeƱos on the side for added interest. Turkey sausage can be substituted for beef and low fat tomato soup and cheese can be used!

Add cornbread and/or a fruit salad to compliment your main dish. We prefer something crunchy with our beans, like an apple salad or crackers or toast. Choose a favorite side that your family enjoys!

As you arrive home from a busy day, prepare your side(s) and dinner is served!


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    Paula Kirchner 4 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thanks Leslie! Enjoy!!

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    lesliebyars 4 years ago

    Sounds delicious and very easy to prepare. I will be trying this one sooner rather than later.