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Butter Beans Southern-Style

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Pork, Beans

 Ingredients List

  • 6 ounces (6 thick slices) salt pork
  • 1 pound large lima beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Rinse and drain beans.

Put salt pork slices in the bottom of a large 7 to 8 quart pot. Pour the beans on top.

Cover the beans with about a half-inch of water.

Bring to a slow boil and reduce the heat to simmer. Do not let get to a full rolling boil.

Cover the pot loosely. Check every 20 to 25 minutes and add more water just to cover the beans.

After 1 to 1 1/2 hours, add 1 teaspoon of salt.

Continue to simmer, adding more water as needed, until beans are soft, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Remove and discard salt pork slices.

Add pepper and gently stir. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

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