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Shuggie's Totally Southern Lima Beans

Creamy, delicious, and savory brothy beans that are totally southern and totally delectable.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: onion, creamy, Broth, lima beans, butter, comfortfood, dill, fresh herbs, savory
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 149kcal
Author: LM


  • Cast Iron Skillet or other heavy-bottomed skillet


  • 3 cups lima beans frozen
  • 2.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance vegan butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup dill chopped for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a cast iron skillet, add the butter and heat it over medium-high heat.
  • Add chopped onion and sauté over medium heat until the onion begins to brown and caramelize, about 10 minutes.
  • Add frozen beans, and toss to incorporate with the onion and butter. Continue to sauté until the lima beans are thawed. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Add the broth, stir, cover, and simmer over low heat for one hour until beans are tender and cooking liquid is thickened. If the cooking liquid reduces too much, add either water or more vegetable broth.
  • Stir and serve!


Serving: 1side serving | Sodium: 427mg | Calcium: 28mg | Vitamin C: 5mg | Vitamin A: 689IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 7g | Potassium: 533mg | Calories: 149kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 3g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 23g | Iron: 3mg
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