Speckled Butter Beans With Cornbread Crust

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes
Bake: 20 Minutes


4 cups chicken broth
2 (16-oz.) bags frozen butter beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 poblano chile, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until beans are tender. Remove from heat.

2. Sauté onion and chile in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes; remove from heat, and stir into beans. Spoon bean mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

3. Spoon Cornbread Crust Batter over mixture, spreading to edges of dish.

4. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Rhonda Jones, Calhoun, Georgia,

Southern Living

October 2006
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