This absolutely simple lima bean recipe is super yummy. It is higher in carbs than most of my vegetable recipes, as lima beans live on the legumes rung of the Atkins carb reintroduction ladder. Therefore this recipe is not suitable until you are in Atkins Phase 2 OWL in the legumes rung of the carb reintroduction ladder or beyond. They are tasty and nutritious so if you’re a lima bean fan and closer to goal weight, I hope you will occasionally fit them into your menus. These are not suitable for Primal or Paleo followers, who do not eat legumes.
4 thick slices of bacon, chopped and browned
bacon grease from the bacon
14 oz. frozen lima beans
3 large green onions, chopped
¼ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
DIRECTIONS: Brown the bacon in the bottom of a large vegetable pot. Add the beans, green onion, salt and pepper. Add enough water to cover beans. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cover and cook until just tender, or about 15-20 minutes. Don’t cook so long that the beans begin to get mushy. These pair nicely with fried, baked or grilled pork.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 servings, each contains:
5.4 g fat
21.45 g carbs, 4.37 g fiber, 16.08 g NET CARBS
10.65 g protein
386 mg sodium