This recipe is dreadful for everyone except those with a real love of Lima beans. It’s impossible for me to believe that someone has rated this recipe with 5 stars. The finished dish, if the recipe is followed to a tee, results in a pot full of Lima beans in a thin, watery, tasteless tomato broth. The only way it's eatable at all is when served with a healthy dollop of soup cream.
With my leftovers (there are plenty because no one would eat it) I’m going to try to salvage the dish by removing the beans and replacing them with cooked pasta; adding some cooked ham and a cup or two of chicken stock to add some flavor.