Barbecued Lima Beans

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound dried lima beans
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 8 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 14.5-oz. can low sodium vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • DO AHEAD TIP: Soak lima beans overnight for tomorrow’s dinner.
  • In a large saucepan, soak washed beans in water overnight. Do not drain.
  • Add onion to beans and bring to a boil. Simmer 30 to 60 minutes or until beans are beginning to get tender. Drain beans.
  • Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Mix well. Pour in vegetable broth to cover beans. If you need more liquid, add water until beans are barely covered.
  • Cover. Cook on low 10 hours or high 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally.


Per Serving: 402 Calories; 1g Fat; 20g Protein; 83g Carbohydrate; 16g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 427mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 3 Grain (Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Other Carbohydrates.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with coleslaw and cornbread for a hearty meal.
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