Lima Bean Ham Chowder
|Dried large lima beans||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Meaty ham hock||1|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Chopped green pepper||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Onion||1 Large, chopped|
|Cream style corn||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Scalded milk||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
Soak beans overnight in 1 quart water; add ham hock.
Simmer for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until beans are tender.
Remove ham hock from beans; shred meat.
Drain beans, reserving 1 cup liquid.
Mash beans; add salt.
Saute green pepper and onion in butter.
Mix beans, ham and reserved bean liquid; stir in corn and milk.
Heat through gently.
Do not boil.