I have nearly 12 oz of leftover cooked butter beans (lima beans) seasoned with a little kosher salt, butter and garlic. They didn't taste very good but I don't want to toss them. However, they aren't even fit for the compost because of the butter! They are also a touch mushy and some of the skins seem to be loose. Please help. Thanks!
I would save them to use in soup. Put enough other stuff with them and they'll tast fine.
Mash the beans with 1 beaten egg and about 1/2 cup bread crumbs, enough to make a thick, stiff dough. I would season with more garlic powder/salt. Use an ice cream scoop, and put on a greased/pam sprayed cookie sheet. Flatten into patties, Bake 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees. Use patties to make sandwiches or serve with a veggie or with gravy like a hamburger patty. Can also fry in frying pan.
Season up those lima beans or butter beans some more and make them into a soup. You can make a great stock using smoked turkey wings, onion and canned chicken broth. Let it cook down and take out the bones and skin. Or, believe it or not, lima beans a great served with white rice cooked with dill in it and plain white yogurt. It tastes better if it's not low fat.
Mash the whole mess then and add some to your meatloaf or meatballs. Put the rest in a freezer bag for the next meatloaf.
To season your lima beans try using a smoked ham hock. Just boil 30 min then add your beans and you can also use left over bacon grease. The beans will be great, and cook some corn bread to go with it!
I have humus out of many kinds of beans besides chick peas.just pour off liquid and blend until smooth. I save the juice just in case I need a little also I add extra garlic. Debbie
I should have used a ham hock or some type of smoked meat as a few here said. That would have made a lot of difference. I'll remember next time. I love all of the suggestions. I mashed and froze them in halves to use for soup and meatballs. The patties sound really interesting, like a nice twist on potato patties. I may try that with future leftovers. Thank you!
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