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Southern Butter Beans

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"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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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins
  • READY IN

    9 hrs 20 mins

Directions

  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.
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Oct 03, 2013

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 baby carrots, 3 stalks chopped celery and 2 tsp garlic finely diced,1 t Thyme & 1/2 t Marjoram. Another 25 minues until beans & veggies well done. Served with assorted crackers and fresh peeled, sliced tomatoes. My son ate three bowls!

 
Dec 12, 2014

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 10.6 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 14.9 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 284 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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