Southern Butter Beans

Southern Butter Beans Butter beans the way Mamaw used to make them! Lots of butter, cream, and bacon make these beans true southern comfort food.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 10 mins

    TOTAL : 8 hrs

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Cover lima beans with water in a large pot and soak overnight. Drain and return lima beans to the pot; cover beans with fresh water.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Reserve about 2 teaspoons bacon drippings and drain bacon on paper towels.

  • Bring lima beans, bacon, and reserved bacon drippings to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are just tender, 40 to 60 minutes. Stir heavy cream and butter into bean mixture and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Per Serving: 425 calories; protein 14.9g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 25.3g; cholesterol 77.6mg; sodium 235.9mg.