Lima-Meatball Stew Recipe

Lima meatball stew is a preparation of lima beans cooked with mini meatballs. Cooked along with vegetables like celery, tomatoes and onions, the lima meatball stew is flavored with bay leaves and seasoned to taste. the lima meatball stew may be served with bread or rice.


Health IndexAverageServings6


 Dried lima beans1 Cup (16 tbs) (Large)
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Flour3 Tablespoon
 Whole tomatoes16 Ounce (1 Can)
 Sliced celery1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Carrots3 Medium, cut into 2 inch pieces
 Chopped onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Bay leaf1
 Frozen mini meatballs16 Ounce (1 Container)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 216 Calories from Fat 49

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat 0.56 g2.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1361.1 mg56.7%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g26%

Sugars 5.7 g

Protein 18 g36.1%

Vitamin A 117.6% Vitamin C 31.9%

Calcium 7.6% Iron 28.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat beans and 4 1/2 cups water to boiling in Dutch oven.
Boil uncovered 2 minutes.
Remove from heat; cover and set aside 1 hour.
Do not drain.
Heat oven to 375°.
Mix 1/2 cup water and the flour; stir into beans.
Heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils and thickens.
Stir in vegetables, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
Heat until mixture boils.
Cover tightly; bake 1 1/2 hours.
Add frozen meatballs.
(To serve immediately, cover and bake until meatballs are hot, about 1 hour.) Cover and refrigerate.
40 minutes before serving, heat oven to 375°.
Bake Lima-Meatball Stew covered until meat balls are hot, about 30 minutes.