Homemade Butter Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 55.6
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.1 mg
  • Sodium: 108.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    16 0z large dry lima beans
    1 ham shank
    1 large onion
    water to cover
    butter salt and pepper to taste, not included in nutritional content


rinse and pick lima beans for bad beans,stones etc.
Place in dutch over about half full of water
add ham shank
let simmer on stove about 2 or 3 hours on medium heat
add chopped onion
salt pepper and butter to taste, I usually add a stick of light unsalted butter to the whole pot
let simmer another hour or two,
you may have to add water as some will evaporate
Use your own judgement as to how thick you want your broth
Makes about 6 1/2 cup servings, depending on your soup content

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JARHEADSBABY.

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  • Incredible!
    Love to eat beans like this. - 2/8/18

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