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our favorite butterbeans

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a recipe by
Diana Perry
Martinez, GA

We love these and have them during the summer when the beans are fresh & at the markets, and during the winter with frozen beans. We like these so much we can make a meal of just these beans with some cornbread!!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4 to 6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For our favorite butterbeans

  • 1 lb
    fresh small butterbeans
  • 1 slice
    center cut bacon
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    light butter
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground pepper

How To Make our favorite butterbeans

  • 1
    Rinse, and pick through the butterbeans. Place in pot & cover with water about 1" above the beans.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently; reduce heat to a simmer.
  • 3
    Stir the beans occasionally, and cook for about 1-2 hours, or until the beans are tender and the water is mostly reduced.