Here is the fragment again:

Because he refused to touch the serving of lima beans on his plate.

You correctly identified the fragment as a subordinate clause. Because, the subordinate conjunction that begins the clause, is the clue.

To fix this fragment, you could remove the subordinate conjunction, like this:

He refused to touch the serving of lima beans on his plate.

Or you could use Punctuation Rule 1:

Main Clause + Ø + Subordinate Clause.

The correction would look like this:

Pierre had to wash the dishes because he refused to touch the serving of lima beans on his plate.

Or you could use Punctuation Rule 2:

Subordinate Clause + , + Main Clause.

And the correction would look like this:

Because he refused to touch the serving of lima beans on his plate, Pierre had to wash the dishes.

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