Lima Beans with Bacon

Some time back, I saw this dish in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and knew it was something my family would love. I tried it for the first time on Thanksgiving; it was a big hit and now it's a staple in our house. We love everything about it: It's not only a tasty way to eat some veggies, but it's quick and easy to prepare. 

 What You Need: 

3 slices bacon 

1/2 medium yellow onion, diced 

20 oz. frozen lima beans (thawed) 



1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 

Cutting board 


Large skillet 

Plate covered with paper towels 


Wooden spoon


How to Do It: 

1. Preheat the skillet over medium. Cut the 3 pieces of bacon in half, creating 6 shorter pieces of bacon. 

2. Add the bacon to the preheated pan. Brown, then remove with tongs and allow to drain on the plate covered with paper towels. 3. Add the diced onion to the pan and cook until tender and translucent. 4. Add the lima beans and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes. 5. Crumble the bacon and add it to the lima bean mixture. Add the red wine sherry. Stir to blend. Serve 4.


  1. I'm not a fan of lima beans, but ... wow. That looks really good! Especially next to that steak. ;)

  2. Oh my goodness, that looks great! Makes me hungry... :) I LOVE lima beans!

    How do you think it would do with turkey bacon? Hubby balks at pork (still!)

  3. Oh, yum! Love limas but hubby really loves 'em! He'll love this! Thanks, Kristina!

  4. This looks good! We usually cook our squash and zucchini this way, and boil our butter beans. Trying this soon.