From, "To Market, To Market...A Collection of Kentucky Recipes," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen lima beans
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces


1. Cook lima beans in small amount of boiling salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).  Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
2. Saute onion and garlic in butter until tender.
3. Add tomato sauce, salt, and pepper.  Simmer 5 minutes.
4. Add cream cheese and reserved bean liquid, stirring until smooth.
5. Stir in limas and heat thoroughly.


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