Butter Beans

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

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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