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Classic French Lima Bean Casserole

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Ingredients
  Dried lima beans 1 Pound
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Lamb shoulder 1 Pound, cubed
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Carrots 1 Medium, pared, chopped
  Instant chicken broth 2 Ounce (2 Envelopes)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Crumbled rosemary 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Rinse the beans. In a large saucepan, add the beans and water. Let it come to a boil. After boiling for 2 minutes, remove the saucepan from heat. Let rest covered for 1 hour.

MAKING
3) In a large skillet, heat oil. Add in the lamb and brown on both sides. Take the lamb out and set aside.
4) In the same skillet, saute the onions and carrot till they soften.
5) Drain the lima beans and reserve 3 cups of the cooking liquid.
6) Pour the cooking liquid into the skillet along with the instant chicken broth. Sprinkle rosemary and pepper. Let the mixture come to boil.
7) In a 12-cup casserole, add in the beans and browned lamb along with the liquid. Cover the dish.
8) Bake for 2 hours. Take the cover off and bake for another 30 minutes till the beans become tender.

SERVING
9) Serve the French Lima Bean Casserole with steamed rice on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
240 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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