LIMA  BEAN-BACON  BAKE

LIMA BEAN-BACON BAKE

Ingredients:

  •  2 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen lima beans
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 1/2 c. chopped celery
  • 1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions:

Combine lima beans and water; bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.  Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.  Cook bacon in a large skillet until limp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon.  Reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings in skillet, set bacon aside.  Saute onion and celery in reserved drippings until tender.  Stir in beans, cheese, Worcestershire sauce and pepper.  Spoon mixture into lightly greased 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with bacon.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until bacon is browned.  Yield:  6 to 8 servings.

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