Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lima Beans and Ham (I found my recipe)

1 lb baby limas
1 ham hock with ham left on it
1 can vegetable broth
1 medium yellow onion
4 stalks celery
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons butter
1 crushed garlic clove
salt and pepper to taste

Sort, clean and soak beans overnight (or do the quick soak where you boil them for 30 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand in water for 30 minutes to an hour).  Drain and rinse beans.

In your pot, melt butter, add garlic, chopped onion and celery and cook until almost done.  Add rinsed beans, ham hock, vegetable broth and enough water to cover.  Add a dash of salt and pepper and the Worcestershire sauce.  Cover and boil on low for 3 to 4 hours.  Remove ham hock from pan, remove meat and chop into bite size pieces, add meat back into beans and throw away bone. Cook 1/2 hour and serve.

Freezes well. 

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