Friday, March 25, 2011
Recipe Friday: Maple Baked Limas
This is a recipe I got from my mother-in-law years ago, and it is absolutely marvelous! It's a hearty side, but so scrumptious, you'll think you're eating dessert! Aside from the awesome taste, limas are really nutritious! Here are a few facts from E-how Health:
Lima beans are a good source of B vitamins including B6, niacin and folate. Lima beans also are a good source of manganese and iron.
Lima beans are a great source of dietary fiber. One cup of lima beans provides 65 percent of your daily value for fiber.
Lima beans help lower blood sugar levels. Because of their high fiber content, lima beans keep you feeling full and keep your blood sugar at an even level.
Lima beans are also a source of potassium, magnesium and iron. They provide 86 percent of the daily value of molybdenum, a mineral that helps detoxify sulfites.
One cup of cooked lima beans provides 216 calories. Calories from fat are very low--about 6. Limas are a very nutritious, low-fat food.
And to think I used to hate lima beans! Here's today's recipe. It's a crock pot dish, so take the time into account when you plan to make it. Hope you enjoy!
Maple Baked Lima Beans
8 cups water
1 lb dry limas
1 cup chopped onion
1 slice bacon, diced
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup catsup
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1 bay leaf
In saucepan, bring water and beans to boil. Simmer 1 1/2 hours. Drain; reserve one cup of liquid. Pour beans and reserved liquid into bowl and chill overnight. Transfer beans and liquid into slow cooker, add remaining ingredients, stir until combined. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove bay leaf
Do you like lima beans? If you don't, this recipe will change your mind! Thanks for visiting, and have a great weekend!