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A white serving bowl filled with these southern-style baby lima beans
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Southern Style Baby Lima Beans

Southern Style Baby Lima Beans are cooked low and slow with bacon and seasoned to perfection. This country delicacy is melt in your mouth deliciousness!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baby Lima Beans, Lima Bean, Southern Style Babt Lima Beans
Servings: 8
Calories: 100kcal


  • 2 slices bacon sliced
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ to ¼ red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 16 ounces frozen baby lima beans
  • salt to taste


  • In a large pot, slightly saute bacon about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, stirring periodically. If needed add water. You do not need a lot of liquid, but you don't want them to burn. So add if necessary. Season with salt if desired.
  • Cook for another 30 minutes until buttery tender and enjoy.


If you prefer to not have the bacon pieces in the beans, you can cook the slices in them whole and remove to serve.


Serving: 11 serving | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 347mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g