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butter bean soup

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Gay Farrar
Gillespie, IL

Wonderful soup with a great surprising flavor!! It has just the right amount of "kick" to it with the cayenne pepper!

(2 ratings)

Ingredients For butter bean soup

  • 2 lb
    dry, large lima beans
  • 2
    medium onions, chopped
  • 1
    8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1
    small can tomato paste
  • 1/2 lb
    butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    red (cayenne) pepper (more or less to your taste)
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper (more or less to your taste)
  • 2 tsp

How To Make butter bean soup

  • 1
    Place dry beans in a large pot. Add water until 2-3 inches above the beans. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2
    The next day drain and rinse beans. Place the beans in a soup kettle or dutch oven and add water just enough to cover the beans.
  • 3
    Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil then simmer until beans are tender. You can add more of the spices to your own taste. Stir occasionally and add water when necessary as the soup thickens. The beans are usually tender in approximately 3 hours.

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