Cracker Barrel Baby Limas

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Cracker Barrel Baby Limas are flavored with bacon, garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and chicken bouillon. They have all that great country flavor that you get at Cracker Barrel Restaurant. If you’re tired of the same ole lima beans, give these Cracker Barrel Lima Beans a try. They have so much flavor!

Cracker Barrel Lima Beans


I know a lot of people don’t care for lima beans, but I adore them. Especially with ketchup. I know that’s weird and I’m really not one to put ketchup on a lot of things.

Cracker Barrel Lima Beans recipe


Lima beans can be a little bland, but not these lima beans. They are super tasty. To make them, just combine a bag of frozen lima beans in a Dutch oven or large pot with bacon, garlic, red pepper flakes, a little sugar, and a chicken bouillon cube.

Country style Lima Beans (Cracker Barrel copycat)


Only 1 cup of water gets added. Using as little liquid as possible really helps get the flavor of the seasonings into the lima beans.

Southern Lima Beans recipe

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Cracker Barrel Lima Beans

Cracker Barrel Baby Limas

Cracker Barrel Baby Limas are flavored with bacon, garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and chicken bouillon. They have all that great country flavor!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and lightly mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen baby lima beans


  • Bring water and bouillon cube to a boil in a large pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Stir and cover. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, stirring every now and then and adding a little more water if needed. (There doesn't need to be much liquid, but you do need some.)
  • Season to taste with salt. Discard the bacon and garlic clove.

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12 thoughts on “Cracker Barrel Baby Limas

  1. Cooked the bacon first, that’s flavor, then added the rest of the ingredients. Never had cracker barrel Lima beans but did not discard the bacon or garlic and turned out as a good side to my fried chicken.

  2. Had the Lima beans at a cracker barrel in billings Montana and wasnt sure but they were fabulous and would have them every time I am there.

  3. Cracker Barrel’s Lima beans are cooked with water,
    cooked bacon, bacon grease, butter, salt and pepper.
    None of the rest of the ingredients are in them.
    I worked as a backupcook for Cracker Barrel for
    8 1/2 years. Made these every Saturday.

  4. I worked as a backupcook at Cracker Barrel for 8 1/2
    Their lima beans are the best! They are cooked in water with cooked bacon, bacon grease, butter, salt and pepper. All of the other stuff is not in them.

  5. Love love love CB lima beans… tried them for the first time last summer during my first visit to CB…. oh my! So I’m I’m my kish tonight making these decisions beans, can’t wait to dig in! Thank you for posting the recipe. I just so happened to stumble across it when looking for tips on how to cook them.

  6. Limas are so underappreciated!….thx for this twist on them. I will use proscuitto i think, instead of bacon, and a splash of vermouth.

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