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From Detroit Times Cookbook, 1935

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 1 pound dry lima beans
 3 tbsp brown sugar
 3 tbsp butter
 4 strips bacon
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 5 oz marshmallows

1

Soak the limas in cold water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain off this water and add fresh water until beans are covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes until tender.

2

Melt the butter and add the sugar, then salt and pepper to taste. Turn the beans into a greased casserole, leaving about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of cooking liquid. Pour butter and seasoning over beans. Lay strips of bacon on top. Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Add more cooking liquid while baking if beans seem too dry.

3

Remove cover and put marshmallows on top of the bacon. Brown marshmallows under the broiler. Serve in the casserole.

Ingredients

 1 pound dry lima beans
 3 tbsp brown sugar
 3 tbsp butter
 4 strips bacon
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 5 oz marshmallows

Directions

1

Soak the limas in cold water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain off this water and add fresh water until beans are covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes until tender.

2

Melt the butter and add the sugar, then salt and pepper to taste. Turn the beans into a greased casserole, leaving about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of cooking liquid. Pour butter and seasoning over beans. Lay strips of bacon on top. Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Add more cooking liquid while baking if beans seem too dry.

3

Remove cover and put marshmallows on top of the bacon. Brown marshmallows under the broiler. Serve in the casserole.

Lima Beans and Marshmallows

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