Beer-Barrel Lima Beans

Dark beer flavors this high-fiber bean, poblano pepper, and onion dish known as frijoles borrachos (drunken beans). Serve the lima bean recipe with grilled meats, poultry, and fish.

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Servings: 4
Yield: side-dish servings
Prep Time: 25 mins
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    12   ounces 
    shelled baby lima beans or frozen baby lima beans
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    1   tablespoon 
    margarine or butter
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    small poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
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    1/4  cup 
    dark beer
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    small red onion, quartered and sliced (about 1/4 cup)
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    snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
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In a 2-quart saucepan cook fresh beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. (Or, cook frozen beans for 6 to 8 minutes or until the beans are just tender.) Drain.
In a large skillet heat margarine or butter; add beans and pepper. Cook and stir, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Stir in beer, onion, thyme, and salt; remove from heat. Makes 4 side-dish servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 150, Fat, total (g) 3, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 23, fiber (g) 7, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 194, vit. C (mg) 45, sodium (mg) 105, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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