I've never been 100% happy about how I cook lima beans, but these were really good and easy. Try for yourself!
2 cups water
1 chicken bouillon cube or 1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1/2 TBS. margarine
1 lb. frozen baby lima beans
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
Place water, bouillon, and margarine in 2-quart pot with lid. Cover, place over high heat, and bring the liquid to a boil. Remove the lid, and add the frozen lima beans. Recover and bring back to a boil (about 5 minutes).
Uncover the pot, reduce the heat to medium-high, and maintain a moderate boil for 20 minutes until the beans are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir frequently. Do not let the water completely cook out or the beans will burn. Season with black pepper and serve.
Makes 6 1/2-cup servings.