May 082012

1 lb Lima beans
3 C Water (plus addl as needed during cooking*)
1 Bottle Shiner Bock
1/4 lb diced ham
1/2 Yellow onion diced
2 Jalpenos seeded and diced
3 T Chili powder
1 T Cumino
S/P to taste

Soak beans in water over night. In large heavy bottom pot, cook beans over low heat until almost tender. In a large heavy skillet, brown ham in olive oil, add onions and jalpeno and cook until onions are translucent. Deglaze skillet with Shiner, and add all to the beans. Add seasonings and continue to simmer until beans are tender. Adjust seasoning.

Freezes very well.

* additional water my be needed during the cooking process unless the beans are cooked in a lidded crock pot then only 1 additional cup of water is needed.

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