Lima beans cooked in a pot

Lima beans cooked in a pot


500 g lima beans
1/4 cup Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil "Savoil Vivre" for serving
2 onions, in thin slices
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
½ tbsp. chili flakes
1 large Florina pepper, in rings 
½ tbsp. sugar
1 bay leaf
Parsley leaves, finely chopped, for serving



Put the beans in 1 liter of water to soak for at least 6 hours.
When they have absorbed the water, prepare the sauce.
In a short pot, over medium heat, sauté the Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil "Savoil Vivre", the onions and the garlic, along with the salt and pepper, and the spicy pepper.
Add the fresh pepper, the tomato and the sugar and mix.
Lower the heat and simmer for 10 mins in a covered pot.
In a large pot, add fresh water and the soaked beans, after first straining and rinsing them. 
Make sure that the water covers the surface of the beans by approx. two fingers.
Add the bay leaf and boil over medium heat.
Once they come to a boil, skim, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 30-40 mins until softened. 
Strain and keep the water in which they boiled aside.
Put the beans back in the pot.
Add the tomato sauce and water (using the water in which they boiled), just enough to cover them. 
Shake the pot, so that the sauce goes everywhere.
Set the temperature at the lowest scale and simmer in a half-covered pot for 15 mins.
If you need to add more water, do it little by little, adding from the water used for boiling.
Pour Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil "Savoil Vivre" and serve.