How to make it

  • cover ham bone with water in a large pot.
  • bring to a boil and then simmer until the meat falls off the bone
  • cool and place in the refrigerator over night
  • next day:
  • the fat will be solid at the top of the pan. remove and discard
  • sort the dried baby lima beans. (you want more than you think .)
  • place in another pot of cold water.****
  • bring to a boil and boil for 2 mins.. turn off the heat and cover
  • let sit for 1 hour..this takes the place of soaking over night
  • ( some people like to drain this water off and replace with fresh water) before they start cooking again
  • over medium heat cook beans until done
  • while the beans are soaking and cooking, remove the meat from the ham pot.. discard the bone and the fat from the meat and return meat to the pot
  • place the stock and the meat back on the stove over high heat unti it boils. then turn down so it's just below the boiling point
  • chop the onions, I like alot, add to stock pot
  • chop celery , add to the pot
  • chop carrots, add to the pot
  • I add a lot of pepper
  • add a nice amount of garlic- finely minced, pressed, or powder
  • cook until the veggies are done
  • when the lima bean are cooked, drain and add to the ham pot
  • I let the whole thing cook for awhile to blend the flavors
  • this soup gets thicker each time you reheat it
  • it freezes beautifully
  • *****if you have very hard water you may want to use bottled water or water that has been filtered so the beans come out soft.

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  • maywest 10 years ago
    what a surprise i was to see this recipe after just making split pea soup last month and making a bean soup during the cold i thought this will be refreshing and turned out he loves baby lima beans almost as much as he loves me. thanks.. megan
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    " It was excellent "
    tannzzi ate it and said...
    I made this soup and it is Absolutely Wonderful!!!
    Thanks for the Post!!!
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  • rosemaryblue 12 years ago
    Think I will make this tomorrow. Have the ham, and I love limas with ham! Great recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I love lima beans... so this is a must .... I have never used dried... first time for everything! Wonderful post!
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  • nlo209 12 years ago
    I like your "looks good throw it in" kinda cookin'. Thanks for your recipes.
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Oh Peet... I love a good bean soup....this sounds wonderful to me.... lima beans and all......Great post!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    I do it the same way, this is really good. Glad to meet someone else that uses Celery leaves in their soup also. It gives it lots of flavor, great post Peetabear.
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  • jenniferbyrdez 12 years ago
    Oh yeah. Love lima beans. This looks yummy.
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