Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Butter Lima Beans

BUTTER BEANS
These dried and canned super beans are available throughout the year.The seeds are generally cream or green in color, although certain varieties feature colors such as white, red, purple, brown or black.


These super beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber Lima beans like other beans, are rich in dietary fiber.

Lima beans' contribution to heart health lies not just in their fiber, but in the significant amounts of folate, and magnesium these beans supply.

If you have insulin resistance, hypoglycemia or diabetes, Lima beans can really help you balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow-burning energy.

If you keeping red meat out your diet eat more Lima they are a good source of protein


How to Choose and Store Lima Beans

If you purchase frozen Lima beans, shake the container to make sure that the beans move freely and do not seem to be clumped together since the latter suggests that they've been thawed and then refrozen.

Store dried Lima beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place where they'll keep for up to six months.

If you purchase the beans at different times, store them separately since they may feature varying stages of dryness and therefore will require different cooking times.


As cooked Lima legumes are very perishable, they'll only keep fresh for one day even if placed in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Fresh Lima beans should be stored whole, in their pods, in the refrigerator crisper where they'll keep fresh for a few days.

Frozen Lima beans do not need to be thawed before being cooked.


 Perfect Bowl Of Lama Beans


Ingredients

2 pounds baby Lima beans, fresh in the shell, or one 10-ounce package, frozen

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Shell the beans and wash thoroughly. Put 2 cups water and the salt in a medium saucepan and add the beans. Cook the beans until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain the liquid and add the butter. Sprinkle lightly with the black pepper before serving

The Dry Butter Lima Beans With Ham Hock


These Beans Cook Longer

2 or 3 Med Ham Hock are 3 Turkey Tails

1 Med Onions chopped

1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 Clove Garlic Crushed 

3 Stalk Celery Chopped 

Black Pepper And Salt To Taste

1 Large Bag Dry Beans 

1/2 Stick Butter add after beans are done

1 stick margarine

1 bay leaf


Soak dry beans about two hours pouring 
hot boiling water on them and let cool
down to room temp.remove the water 
from the beans.

Place ham hocks or turkey tails in a stockpot with enough water to 
cover. and cook for an hour and 1/2 with one stick of margarine.




Adding all Ingredients

Cook  one hour  and 30 minute longer on low until beans or tender and creamy add butter
remove the ham hocks or chop up and serve.