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       Title: Pancho’s Beef Stick Limas
  Categories: Vegetables
       Yield: 1 recipes
 
       1 lb Dried lima beans
       1 md Onion, chopped
       1 md Bell pepper, chopped
     1/2 c  Diced celery
     1/3 c  Cooking oil
     1/2 lb Beef summer sausage
            -cut into 1/4 cubes
       1 cn (1 lb.) tomatoes, chopped
            -reserve juices
       2 ts Crushed oregano
       2 ts Chili powder
       1 ts Dry mustard
       3 tb Light brown sugar
     1/4 lb Cheddar cheese, shredded
 
   Soak limas overnight in cold water.  Next day:  Wash
   limas and place in a 4 qt. kettle. Cover w/ water and
   bring to a full boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and
   continue cooking until beans are nearly tender.  Set
   beans aside and do not pour off bean liquid.  In a
   med. skillet, saute onion, bell pepper, and celery in
   oil until crisp tender.  Add cubed beef stick and stir
   fry for about 3 minutes.  Next add tomatoes and juice,
   oregano, chili powder, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper
   to taste.  Simmer about 5 min to make a rich sauce.
   Pour lima beans and liquid and tomato mixture into a
   well buttered 3 qt. casserole or Dutch oven.  Stir to
   blend.  Bake 2 hours, uncovered in a 275 degree oven.
   Add water periodically if needed. Cover with cheese
   and return to oven until cheese is melted.
 
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