Lima bean health loaf

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Dry Lima Beans
1 each Small onion chopped
⅓ cup Flour
1 each Beaten egg
1½ cup Chopped carrots
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
1 x American cheese slices
¼ cup Butter
1 cup Thinly sliced celery
1 cup Skim milk
1 cup Soft wholewheat crumbs
1 teaspoon Salt
½ cup Chopped peanuts

Soak beans over night in cold water.Drain, rinse, and cook in water to cover until tender, about 1½ hours. Drain beans and mash. Melt butter in saucepan, add onion, saute 3 mins, add celery, cover, cook until tender. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes. Add milk stirring until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in beaten egg,, add bread crumbs, carrots, salt, pepper and peanuts. Spoon mixture into a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan and bake at 375 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes. Arrange cheese slices on top, return to the oven until cheese melts. Serves 6. (from the L.A. Times California Cookbook)

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