Butter Beans

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Why I love this Recipe!

This Butter Bean recipe is an old family favorite made just the way Granny made them. Butter beans are easy to cook with bacon, butter, and the secret—a touch of sugar! Try this butter bean recipe today and you'll have an easy side dish that goes with almost anything.

– 1 lb. butterbeans – 2 slices thick cut bacon – 2-4 tablespoons granulated sugar – ½ tablespoon garlic powder – 3 tablespoons unsalted butter – 1 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Ingredients You'll Need:

Place butterbeans in a large saucepan. Fill pan with enough water to cover the butterbeans by about an inch.

Add bacon, sugar, garlic powder, butter, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Turn down to a simmer and cook 45 minutes or until very tender.

Taste and add additional salt and/or sugar if needed. Serve warm.