*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                                 Lima Beans
 
 Recipe By     : Sylvia Woods
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :2:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Soul Food
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         lima beans -- dried
    2      pieces        smoked ham hocks -- skin 
    2      tablespoons   bacon drippings
      1/2  teaspoon      sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper -- freshly ground
 
 1)  Pick over the beans to remove the stones and dirt.  Rinse  the beans well 
 and drain them. Cover them with cold water and soak them 15 to 20 minutes.  
 Drain well.
 
 2)  Combine the beans and all the remaining ingredients in a large pot.  Add 
 enough cold water to cover by 1 inch.  Heat to simmering and cook, covered , 
 until the beans are tender but not mushy, about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Keep 
 an eye on the beans while they are cooking and add more water to keep the 
 beans covered it necessary.  Discard the ham skin and serve hot.
 
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 Per serving: 285 Calories; 8g Fat (25% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 36g 
 Carbohydrate; 29mg Cholesterol; 176mg Sodium