Lima Bean Soup with Smoked Pork Butt

Lima Bean Soup with Smoked Pork Butt



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


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