Band Bean Stew by Matt Wayne

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2 lb. bag of Lima Beans - sorted and rinsed
8 - 10 med. Red Potatoes
2 - 3 lb. Pork Loin or Tenderloin
2 lg. Yellow Onions
1 Tbs. Butter
1 Tbs. Pepper
1 Tbs. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. fresh Thyme
1 tsp. Bay Leaves
1 tsp. fresh Rosemary


  1. Soak beans overnight in a large pot of 6 - 8 cups water
  2. Drain beans, slice potatoes and pork into 1” cubes.
  3. In a large pot, add beans, potatoes, pork and crushed garlic. Fill with water till water is just 1” - 2” above food.
  4. Bring to a boil. Remove froth as the stew begins to boil, and continue process until froth subsides.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Let simmer for 1 hr.
  6. Add butter and spices and stir thoroughly. Cover and simmer for 45 min, stirring periodically.
  7. Add baking soda at the very end just before serving. Stir thoroughly, be prepared for reaction due to baking soda.

*serves 6-8

*herbs can be dried if you do not have fresh

*if you are cooking for a large crowd (8-10 people) or if you just want some leftovers, double the recipe.