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Barbecued Lima Beans


A recipe for barbecued lima beans from our forum.


  • 1 lb. dried large lima beans
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • .
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp. salad oil
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 6 slices bacon


Cover beans with 5 cups cold water. Refrigerate covered overnight. Next day, turn beans and liquid (do not drain) into a 5 quart kettle or Dutch oven; add 1 teaspoon salt. bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer gently, covered and stirring occasionally, 1 hour, or until beans are tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Meanwhile, make sauce: in 2 tablespoons hot vegetable oil in large saucepan, saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add remaining sauce ingredients and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling, stirring; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Drain beans; reserve 1/4 cup liquid. In kettle, combine beans 1/4 cup reserved liquid and sauce; mix well. Turn into 2 quart casserole or baking dish. Bake covered, 1 hour. Meanwhile, saute bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Remove cover from lima beans. Arrange bacon over top. Bake uncovered, 10 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.

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