BIG WHITE LIMA BEANS
1 medium onion (I leave mine whole, just peel)
1/2-1 lb smoked meat, cubed…I use smoked turkey wings, and I have even made them with no meat-just a couple or 3 tablespoons of olive oil…
salt to taste
black pepper, opt.
toppings, your choice
Rinse beans, place in dutch oven/similar size pot that is about 1/2 full of water…cut up meat and place in pot, peel onion, place in pot…you can cut it up if desired, my boys won’t eat it if it has pieces of onion, so I leave it whole and it just gives the oniony flavor…salt, and pepper….let come to boil on med high heat, lower temp to medium low to simmer, cover, let cook for an hour and a half….taste test to see when beans are tender and ready…and the “gravy” has thickened a bit.
Cook a pot of rice.
Serve beans over rice with cornbread on the side, and sweet iced tea (of course)!!!