Calling all cooks to compete in San Dieguito Heritage Museum’s ‘Battle Of The Beans’


The San Dieguito Heritage Museum is looking for creative cooks to compete in this year’s sixth annual Battle of the Lima and Other Beans Cook Off, to be held from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The challenge: make a bean dish that is so good that bean lovers will swoon, and bean haters will be forced to admit to liking them.

There are five categories: Soup/Entrée, Salad, Side, Appetizer and Dessert. A previous winner was a chocolate lima cake, so be creative, think outside the bean pod! Remember, the beans have to taste better than when your mother made them.

To participate as a chef in either the amateur or professional divisions, please register at or call 760-632-9711 with questions. You will be vying with other chefs in your division for cash prizes and the coveted Lima Bean Trophy! The battle is on — the Lima Bean against all the other dry beans.