Home-Style Butterbeans

Southern Living
Home-Style Butterbeans Recipe
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Tese Southern-style butterbeans are flavored wtih bacon, brown sugar. and onion and offer the convenience of frozen butterbeans.
Makes 6 to 8 servings


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5 bacon slices, diced
1 small onion, minced
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (16-oz.) package frozen butterbeans
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cracked pepper


Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

1. Cook bacon and onion in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes. Add brown sugar, and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in butterbeans and butter until butter is melted and beans are thoroughly coated. Stir in 12 cups water.

2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 hours or until beans are very tender and liquid is thickened and just below top of beans. Stir in salt and pepper.

Home-Style Lima Beans: Substitute 1 (16-oz.) package frozen baby lima beans for butterbeans. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Created date

November 2008