Southerners love their lima beans, and I think I know why. I suspect it’s because Southern cooks understand that the best way to showcase these delicately flavored, creamy legumes is with a heap of delicious bacon — plus a few shakes of hot pepper sauce. Check out the recipe below for a classic Southern lima bean recipe that will have everyone begging for more.
I like to serve these alongside roasted or grilled meats at family gatherings, but I am just as likely to cook up a pot for an easy dinner when I’m home alone. All it needs is a green vegetable to round out the meal.