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Butter Bean Soup

No recipe image available.Lima beans shine in this creamy soup flavored with tomatoes and onion flakes. Onion flakes have an intense flavor which when cooked in the soup impart a deep and sweet onion flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lima beans
2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Soak lima beans in water to cover in a stockpot overnight.
  2. The second day drain beans. Leave beans in stockpot; add broth, tomatoes, butter, onion flakes, sugar, salt and pepper in a saucepan.
  3. Bring heat to a boil; lower heat to a simmer, cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until beans are tender. Serve hot; offer a splash of vinegar or a dollop of sour cream with soup.

Makes 6 servings.

Tip: The quick cooking method for dried beans is to rinse them, cover with water and boil for 2 minutes. Then beans are covered and left to stand 1 hour. The beans are then drained, fresh water added and cooked according to any given recipe.