Lima Bean Soup with Smoked Pork Butt

Lima Bean Soup with Smoked Pork Butt



Serves 4 to 6 people

  • 1 pound of dried lima beans

  • 4 cups of water

  • 2 Tsp of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 Tsp 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 water


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

  2. Add the Lima beans and cook for around 45 minutes.

  3. Turn off the heat and let the beans soak for around 2 hours until beans a soft.

  4. Drain the beans in a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Set aside.

  5. In a large pot heat the olive oil and butter.

  6. Saute the onions, carrots celery and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes.

  7. Add the diced boneless pork butt, thyme, salt, pepper and parsley, tomatoes and tomato sauce.

  8. Add the beans, broth and water.

  9. 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.

  10. Stir occasionally during the cooking process.

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