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Baked Lima Beans

Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.comMakes 6 servings.


  • 2 - cups dried lima beans
  • 6 - sliced cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 - teaspoon mustard
  • 2 - Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 - teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 - teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 - teaspoon ginger
  • 3 - Tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 - cup boiling water


Preheat oven to 250� F.

  1. Cover the beans with cold water and soak overnight. In the morning, pour off the water, cover with fresh water in a saucepan, and simmer until beans are tender. 
  2. Drain the water and return the beans to the pot, along with the bacon.
  3. In a bowl, mix the mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and ginger with a little water. Add the molasses and mix.
  4. Pour over the beans to cover. 
  5. Add the boiling water, cover and place in oven. 
  6. Bake for 4 hours. Add hot water occasionally if the beans seem too dry. 
  7. Uncover and raise the heat to 300�F, bake 45 minutes or until beans are tender and brown on top.

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