Butter Beans

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Butter BeansRecipe
Photo: Amy Neunsinger
Makes 8 servings


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8 slices bacon
Olive oil, as needed
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound frozen butter beans
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)


Fry the bacon. Transfer to a plate.

Add enough oil to the drippings to measure 1/4 cup. Add the onion, garlic, and salt and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 25 minutes.

Cook the butter beans according to the package directions. Drain, transfer to a serving bowl, and cover to keep warm.

Add the honey and vinegar to the onion mixture. Cook for 1 minute, then pour over the butter beans. Add the pepper and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon and goat cheese, if using.

Tip: Butter beans are sweeter and more tender than lima beans, which can work as a substitute.

Created date

October 2005

Nutritional Information

Calcium 26.57 mg
Calories 125.51
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Carbohydrate 18.66 g
Cholesterol 6.97 mg
Fat 2.92 g
Fiber 3.68 g
Iron 1.5 mg
Protein 6.86 mg
Satfat 0.93 g
Sodium 316.6 mg