Dried Baby Lima Bean Soup. This is one of my favorite soups & I especially loved to order a bowl of it at my Aunt Linda's restaurant named after her husband Monty. I am a purist when it comes to Baby Lima Bean Soup and don't like to make it fancy but to keep it simple just like Monty's. I do add a few more seasonings for flavor but that's all.
If you're using dried baby lima beans, make sure they are soaked and cooked prior to adding them to the soup. Add one package of dry onion soup mix. Mix well and let sit while cutting shredded ham off bone. You can have Dried Baby Lima Bean Soup using 7 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Dried Baby Lima Bean Soup
- Prepare 1 cup of dried baby lima beans.
- Prepare 1 quart of + 1-1/2 cup chicken broth.
- You need 2 cups of water.
- It’s 1/2 stick of butter.
- It’s 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.
- It’s 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper.
- You need 1/3 cup of dehydrated onions.
Add ham back in pot and mix well. Very similar to dads (just not as thick as when he cooked on stove for hours). Old Fashioned Crock Pot Lima Beans and Ham Notes. You will need to use dry beans for this recipe.
Dried Baby Lima Bean Soup step by step
- Wash and look the beans over remove any foreign objects such as stones. Start out with a cup and a half of broth..
- Add the beans, water, butter, and onions to a pot cover and boil for 20 minutes. Turn down to simmer..
- As it cook the beans become more and more tender. This is a bit of a process. About 1-1/2 to 2 hours. You need to replenish the liquids as needed during the cooking process. Add the broth as needed just keep the beans under the liquids. Keep covered..
- When you see these little pieces that kinda reminds you of rice grains, or tiny claws, that means the beans are done or close to it. They are close to pink in color. It's like the beans release these when they are done..
- Serve I hope you enjoy!!.
Dry beans are less expensive than canned and frozen but they do take a little more work. You will need to rinse and sort your beans and then either soak them overnight or using the "quick soak" method on the bag they come in. This Lima Bean Soup recipe is warm and comforting when it's cold outside! Made with dry lima beans, but you can use canned if you prefer, plus vegetables such as carrots, celery, and leeks. Lima Bean Soup is an excellent way to feed the family.