Butter Beans

This is a delicious and hearty side that's great when paired with any meal.


Makes 4 to 6 servings
Total time: 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes


2 (16-oz.) packages frozen speckled butter beans
2 tablespoons jarred ham soup base
2 tablespoons butter, cut up
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Combine beans, ham base, and 4 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, 30 to 35 minutes or until beans are tender. Stir in butter, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Note: We tested with Superior Touch Better Than Bouillon Ham Base.


Jacqueline McCalla, Martinez, Georgia,

Southern Living

November 2009
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