Lima Bean Soup with Smoked Pork Butt

Lima Bean Soup with Smoked Pork Butt

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 pound of dried lima beans
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbls of butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 11/2 pounds boneless smoked pork butt, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 15oz can of tomato sauce
  • 3 15oz cans of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of waterPREPARATION

     

  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  • Add the lima beans and cook for around 45 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let the beans soak for around 2 hours until beans a soft.
  • Drain the beans in a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large pot heat the olive oil and butter.
  • Saute the onions, carrots celery and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the diced boneless pork butt, thyme, salt, pepper and parsley, tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Add the beans, broth and water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer over a low flame, cover and cook for 1 to 2 hours until soup thickens. Stir occasionally during the cooking process.Serves 4 to 6 people