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Aug 25, 2008 @ 2:11 PM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
keen5


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Amish Baked Lima Beans

I got this recipe from the Mount Joy Mennonite Church cookbook, which is in Lancaster County, PA. Serves 8-10.

Ingredients
2 lbs dried lima beans
1 lb bacon, cut up
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups ketchup
1 lb brown sugar
1 large onion, chopped

Directions
1). Soak beans overnight.
2). Cook in water until just about half tender; drain.
3).Add other ingredients.
4). Bake in oven until tender, 2 to 3 hours at 350 degrees.

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Aug 25, 2008 @ 9:20 PM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
redhairNfreckles


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Thanks keen! I remember her telling me her recipe had a "whole box" of brown sugar in it so I bet this was the recipe she used. All I know is, these are the best tasting lima baked beans I've ever eaten! I found a bag of dried lima beans while restocking my pantry yesterday and I've got all of the other ingredients to, so look out! Tomorrow just might be the day.....
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Aug 26, 2008 @ 4:57 PM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
keen5


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I hope it's what you are looking for. Let me know and I might be able to find one that will suit you if this one doesn't. Everyone's tastes are different.
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Aug 27, 2008 @ 9:01 AM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
graywolf


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have never had baked lima's but it sounds really good, will give it a try, thanks for the recipe,
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Aug 27, 2008 @ 9:14 AM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
keen5


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You are welcome! I hope you enjoy them. With limas, I find that people either love them or hate them. There doesn't seem to be an in-between with those beans. I've read that they are one of the most nutritious beans that we could eat. Full of vitamins and minerals along with fiber.
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Aug 27, 2008 @ 9:51 AM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
graywolf


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I love Lima's just have never had them baked before but will sure give it a try. Thanks again for the recipe.
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Aug 28, 2008 @ 10:33 AM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
keen5


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Let me know how you like them. Not everyone likes the sweet, but I do in small portions, but always with mashed potatoes.
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Sep 1, 2008 @ 1:41 AM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
kattsmeow


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I love Lima beans. I also wonder if this is close to the Boston baked beans recipe. Only with a different kind of bean.
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Sep 1, 2008 @ 9:19 AM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
graywolf


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katt,

BOSTON BAKED BEANS


3 c. Great Northern beans (dry pkg.)
1 tsp. baking soda
8 sm. slices of salt pork
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. dry mustard
4 tbsp. sugar
5-6 tbsp. molasses

Soak beans overnight. Simmer in the same water until skins crack when you blow on them. Before draining, add baking soda. Stir slightly and drain in a colander. Wash beans well in cold water. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put layers of beans and salt pork in a Dutch oven. (First the beans one inch, salt pork, beans, etc.) Mix together salt, pepper, mustard, sugar, and molasses. Add boiling water and stir until dissolved. Pour over beans. Bake one hour. Turn down oven to 275 degrees. Bake six more hours. Add water as needed this way: 2 tablespoons molasses in bowl; add boiling water. Beans should be kept just covered with water, 1/2 inch over until last hour.
Warning: Adding more or less of anything will cause this recipe to not come out right.

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Sep 1, 2008 @ 1:16 PM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
kattsmeow


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Thank you Gray! I remember having these when I was quite young and loved them.
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Sep 1, 2008 @ 3:46 PM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
SunBabe


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I thought Boston Baked Beans was a STAPLE in everyone's diet.
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Sep 1, 2008 @ 3:53 PM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
kattsmeow


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Sep 1, 2008 @ 5:30 PM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
redhairNfreckles


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You mean they don't necessarily have to come out of a can????? Kidding, I knew that.

keen, I still haven't made them yet, didn't have any leftover room in the refrig until recently.....
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Sep 2, 2008 @ 2:58 PM Amish Baked Lima Beans    
keen5


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Well when you do get the time and room in the frig, let me know if it's the same recipe you were looking for.

My sister-in-law is making this recipe for a family get together this Friday.
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