My recipe is very simple but it's also a favorite, evoking memories of my Grandparents, who were experts are stretching their grocery dollar. It seems a bit odd to write out this recipe as it is so simple...
Lima Bean Soup
1 pckg. large dried Lima Beans
Ham Bone or diced ham
1 medium onion
Kombu (I use this seaweed to reduce the gassiness of beans)
1 tsp. rubbed sage
Salt & Peper to taste.
Rinse the beans and soak them in a large pot overnight. In the morning, drain the beans and rinse them under cold water again. In a large pot, saute the onions and the sage until the onions are transculent. Add the beans and add enough cold water to cover the beans by about 2/3 their depth. Tuck the Ham Bone & the Kombu down into the beans and simmer the pot for aproximately 2 hours.When the beans are almost done, add the salt and pepper to taste.
Alternatively, you can make this pot of beans in the slow cooker. Reduce the water to about 1/3 the depth of the beans. Set on low for the day...