QUICK BUTTER BEAN SOUP

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By JANET JORDAN
from BRISTOW, OK

Butter bean soup is I think a bold soup. If I use limas I like to use baby limas

serves Serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients

  •   21
    carrots peeled and diced
  •   1 medium
    onion
  •   2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  •   1/2 lb
    ham ground and minced
  •   2 - 1 lb
    cans butter beans orlima beans
  •   4 c
    water
  •  
    salt and pepper to taste
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How To Make

  • 1
    Combine carrot, all but about 1/4 cup onion and vegetable oil in a large heavy saucepan over high heat
  • 2
    Cook stirring often for 3 to 5 minutes. Vegetables should be softened and turning golden. If they begin to darken reduce the heat.
  • 3
    Add ham and cook 2 minutes more stirring occasionally.
  • 4
    Add canned beans and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil season with salt if necessary and lots of pepper ( freshly ground if possible ).
  • 5
    Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or more the longer it cooks the better it will taste. Serve sprinkled with raw onion and home made corn bread
  • 6
    VARIATION:
  • 7
    For slow cooker all-day lima bean soup Substitute one pound dried limas for the canned beans. Cook onion, carrot and ham according to directions. Place in slow cooker with limas. Add 8 cups water along with a little salt and pepper. Turn on low and cook for 8 hours. More or less

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