Baked Lima Beans

I received this recipe from Cindy Dayton.  She made it for a Diversity Luncheon at work on September 21, 2005.  The beans were very tender and sweet.

1 pound dried baby lima beans

1 teaspoon baking soda

6 slices bacon

1/2 cup onions, diced

3/4 cup white granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Soak beans over night.  Drain and Rinse.  Place in a 2-quart saucepan, cover with water, and boil with 1 teaspoon baking soda until tender.  Drain and rinse beans.  Set aside.

Dice bacon, fry until partially done and add onions.  Finish cooking bacon and onions and combine with beans (don't drain off the grease, add that to the beans too).  Stir in sugar and salt.  Pour into a baking dish.  Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.