Hands-on Time
5 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Ratings & Reviews

EllenM's Review

November 19, 2009
This recipe reminded me of Sunday afternoon dinner at my grandmother's house many years ago. It was simple and tasty if you like butter beans. Next time I make it I'll cut down on the amount of water to 3 cups. Unless you're serving them over rice, it's a lot of wasted liquid.