Crock Pot Southern Lima Beans

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I love these crock pot Southern lima beans. Whether you call them lima beans or butter beans, whatever they are, they are so simple and packed full of flavor. Delicious and buttery with the savory flavor of ham packed into every bite. I like eating beans over rice with cornbread as a main meal, but you can always serve them as a side dish. Keep reading to see how I made these lima beans in the crockpot.

I love these crock pot Southern lima beans. They are so simple and packed full of flavor. Delicious and buttery with the savory flavor of ham packed into every bite. I like eating beans over rice with cornbread as a main meal, but you can always serve them as a side dish. Keep reading to see how I made these lima beans in the crockpot.

If you’ve noticed, my crew loves a good bean recipe. We like to eat beans as a main dish. Serve them over rice with some cornbread. So yum. This lima beans recipe is perfect for just that. I placed this lima beans or butter beans in the crockpot. I didn’t soak them before since we’re slow cooking them. Put them in the crockpot with some ham, butter, broth and seasonings. So good and so simple. They take about 5 minutes of preparation which is perfect for a busy weekday.



I love these crock pot Southern lima beans. They are so simple and packed full of flavor. Delicious and buttery with the savory flavor of ham packed into every bite. I like eating beans over rice with cornbread as a main meal, but you can always serve them as a side dish. Keep reading to see how I made these lima beans in the crockpot.

Equipment You’ll Need

All you’ll need for this recipe is a large crockpot. I believe that mine are all 7-quart. I’ve linked the ones I have below. I love the red one. It’s festive and easy to use.

Screenshot 2023 12 07 at 11 12 27 Crock Pot 7 Quart Manual Slow Cooker Black Walmart.com
Screenshot 2023 12 07 at 11 14 48 The Pioneer Woman Frontier Collection Stainless Steel Serving Ladle Silver Teal Walmart.com
Screenshot 2023 12 07 at 11 14 02 Crock Pot 8 Quart Manual Slow Cooker Rhubarb Walmart.com



I love these crock pot Southern lima beans. They are so simple and packed full of flavor. Delicious and buttery with the savory flavor of ham packed into every bite. I like eating beans over rice with cornbread as a main meal, but you can always serve them as a side dish. Keep reading to see how I made these lima beans in the crockpot.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Dry, Big Lima Beans:

Ok, lima beans vs butter beans. Same thing. You’ll need two dry pounds of them. Don’t worry about soaking them. You’ll be slow cooking them, so that’ll do the trick.

Ham:

I used a large hambone left over for the holidays for this particular time, but you’ll need about 2 pounds worth of ham bone, or ham hocks. You can also use just thick cut spiral ham.

Broth:

You’ll need about 4 to 6 cups of chicken broth.

Water:

You’ll need about 4 cups of water. The beans will soak up a lot of the water.

Butter and Seasonings:

You can add the butter and seasonings to taste if you want, but I put what I think I put in there. I’m so bad about just throwing seasonings in the pot.



I love these crock pot Southern lima beans. They are so simple and packed full of flavor. Delicious and buttery with the savory flavor of ham packed into every bite. I like eating beans over rice with cornbread as a main meal, but you can always serve them as a side dish. Keep reading to see how I made these lima beans in the crockpot.

How to Cook Dry Lima Beans?

Step One:

Empty all ingredients into a large crockpot. It may seem like a lot of broth and water, but your beans will need and soak up a lot of liquid. Cook on high for at least 5 hours.

Step two:

Once time is up, stir and add more broth or water if needed. Remove any ham bones or gristle. Serve as a side dish or over rice with some cornbread as a main. Enjoy!



I love these crock pot Southern lima beans. They are so simple and packed full of flavor. Delicious and buttery with the savory flavor of ham packed into every bite. I like eating beans over rice with cornbread as a main meal, but you can always serve them as a side dish. Keep reading to see how I made these lima beans in the crockpot.
lima beans recipe scaled

Crock Pot Southern Lima Beans

I love these crock pot Southern lima beans. They are so simple and packed full of flavor. Delicious and buttery with the savory flavor of ham packed into every bite. I like eating beans over rice with cornbread as a main meal, but you can always serve them as a side dish. Keep reading to see how I made these lima beans in the crockpot.
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 hours
0 minutes
Total 5 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Large Crockpot
  • Measuring Cups
  • Soup Ladle

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Dried Big Lima Beans
  • 1-2 lbs Ham (You can use a leftover hambone or ham hocks or even thick cut spiral ham)
  • 4-6 cups Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1-2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprka
  • 1 tbsp Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Empty all ingredients into a large crockpot. It may seem like a lot of broth and water but your beans will need and soak up a lot of liquid. Cook on high for at least 5 hours.
  • Once time is up, stir and add more broth or water if needed. Remove any ham bones or gristle. Serve as a side dish or over rice with some cornbread as a main. Enjoy!

Notes

What if beans are still hard?
Add more water or broth. Stir and cover for about 30 more minutes. It should only maybe be the beans on the top of the crockpot. Make sure those are on the bottom of the crockpot after stirring.
Keywords Butter Beans, Lima Beans
I love these crock pot Southern lima beans. They are so simple and packed full of flavor. Delicious and buttery with the savory flavor of ham packed into every bite. I like eating beans over rice with cornbread as a main meal, but you can always serve them as a side dish. Keep reading to see how I made these lima beans in the crockpot.

Hold on…

Before you go, let me know if you tried my crock pot lima beans recipe. Did you like them? What did you think? What kind of ham did you use? Let me know in the comments below or right here! Happy cooking!

Samantha



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