Southern Butter Beans

Southern Butter Beans

Mardon Fergeson Hickford 0

"Butter beans the way Mamaw used to make them! Lots of butter, cream, and bacon make these beans true southern comfort food."
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9 h 20 m servings 425 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 14.9 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 284 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cover lima beans with water in a large pot and soak overnight. Drain and return lima beans to the pot; cover beans with fresh water.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Reserve about 2 teaspoons bacon drippings and drain bacon on paper towels.
  3. Bring lima beans, bacon, and reserved bacon drippings to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are just tender, 40 to 60 minutes. Stir heavy cream and butter into bean mixture and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.



I did not use the cream to reduce calories. I cooked the beans in chicken broth for 50 minues then added the sliced, sauted bacon with, 1/2 chopped red onion sauted in bacon grease, 6-8 chopped ...

I found this recipe, tried it, and it is a love-match for life. This is my go-to comfort food. Pure taste bud bliss.