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Baby Lima Beans With Herbs

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  Bacon slices 2 , cut into 1 inch strips
  Yellow onion 1 Medium, peeled and sliced
  Carrots 2 Medium, peeled and thinly sliced
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Fennel seeds/Anise seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fresh baby lima beans/1 package,10 ounces frozen lima beans 1 1⁄2 Pound, shelled to make 1 1/2 cups
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)

1. Cook the bacon in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over moderately high heat until crisp—about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon, drain on paper toweling, and reserve.
2. Place the onion, carrots, nutmeg, and thyme, and the fennel seeds if used, in
the saucepan with the bacon drippings. Cook, uncovered, over moderate heat until the onion starts to color—about 8 to 10 minutes.
3. Add the lima beans (breaking up the block if you are using frozen limas), the salt and pepper, 1 tablespoon of the parsley, and the water.
4. Bring to a simmer, cover, turn the heat to low, and cook, for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook another 5 minutes. Before serving, sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of parsley and crumble the reserved bacon over the top.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2409 Calories from Fat 76

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.9%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g11.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.4 mg1.1%

Sodium 2197 mg91.5%

Total Carbohydrates 453 g150.9%

Dietary Fiber 147.8 g591.3%

Sugars 62.9 g

Protein 144 g288.7%

Vitamin A 459.2% Vitamin C 80.5%

Calcium 67.9% Iron 258.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baby Lima Beans With Herbs Recipe