How to make it

  • Rinse and soak Lima Beans in cold water overnight. They will swell a little so use plenty of water. I usually soak them for at least 12 hours even though the directions usually say around 8 hours.
  • Drain the following morning and replace with fresh water. Be careful not to toss the beans too much as the husk will start coming off.
  • Wash off the Ham Hocks and place in crock pot.
  • Fill the crock pot with water, covering the Ham Hocks.
  • Cut the onion in half and chop coarsely.
  • Add onion to the pot.
  • Add salt.
  • Cook on high for at least 3 hours.
  • Add juice from Tomatoes
  • Crush Tomatoes in the can and then add to pot
  • Add Black Pepper
  • Cook for another hour
  • Drain the Lima Beans and add to the pot
  • Add can of Tomato Sauce
  • Coarsely chop the remainder of the onion and add to the pot.
  • Continue cooking for at least 2 more hours
  • Turn the pot to low and go at least 2 more hours
  • Check to see if the beans are cooked completely with no crunchiness. If so, they are done.
  • Best with fried corn bread, freshly sliced tomato and onion.
  • If serving to friends, serve on a Friday or Saturday and advise to keep extra underwear on hand for a day or two (in case of accidents).
  • If serving to someone you don't like, serve on Sundays, offer extra helpings, and forget to mention the underwear.
  • Little boys will love this meal when told the after effects.
  • Ventilate home well for the next two days.
  • Enjoy

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  • johnlsenn 12 years ago
    Yes, it's been a while... And thanks, if you like Lima beans, this is just a simple southern way to cook them. To me, simple is usually best...
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  • 22566 12 years ago
    Your recipe could bust a made me laugh. :o)

    A very nice sounding recipe,Thank-you

    It has been a while,hope all is well.

    Kind Regards

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