Lima Beans with Shrimp

1 lb dry lima beans (large or small)
1 med onion
1 med bell pepper
1 tsp chopped garlic
10 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp hot sauce
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 lb fresh medium shrimp

Put beans in large pot. Check them and wash. Put water with beans on stove. Add all ingredients and cook for 2 hours covered on medium heat. Check beans for tenderness. When beans are tender, add shrimp and cook additional 15 minutes. Serve over rice and enjoy.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana