Beefy Lima Bean Casserole

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Lima beans. Silvia Elena Castañeda Puchetta / EyeEm / Getty Images
  • Total: 7 hrs 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

Ground beef and tomatoes make these slow cooker lima beans hearty and tasty. This dish is made with dried lima beans or butter beans. Plan to soak the lima beans overnight.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound butter beans (dried; or lima beans or baby lima beans)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 3 ribs celery (chopped)
  • 2 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 4 to 5 sprigs parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun-style seasoning (or other seasoning blend with salt and spices)
  • 3 to 4 slices bacon (diced)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can/14.5 ounces tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

How to Make It

1. Cover dried lima beans with about 6 cups of water and soak overnight.

2. Drain and rinse beans; transfer to crockpot.

3. Cover with fresh water and add the chopped onions, bell peppers, celery, carrots, and parsley.

4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 4 hours, or until beans are tender. Drain off excess liquids. Alternatively, simmer the mixture on the stovetop until beans are tender, then add the drained bean and vegetable mixture to the slow cooker.

5. Add oregano and Cajun seasoning to the slow cooker bean mixture. In a skillet over medium heat, brown diced bacon and ground beef; pour off excess fat then add to lima bean mixture along with tomatoes. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.

6. Cover and cook for about 3 to 4 hours on LOW. Serve with cornbread.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
286 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
25g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)