Butter beans cooked the old-fashioned way with bacon and just a little sugar.
2slicesthick cut bacon
1teaspoonground black pepper
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.
Tips for Making the Best Butter Beans
Use fresh butter beans if they are in season. If not, frozen will work just fine.
If your grocery store doesn't carry actual butter beans you can substitute baby lima beans.
Season generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and don't forget to add a little sugar. Taste frequently.
Cook the butter beans until they are very tender.
Recipe from SouthernFoodandFun.com. Nutrition counts are provided as estimates only. Southern Food and Fun makes no guarantee as to the accuracy of these nutritional values as ingredients and serving sizes may vary from person to person.