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Butter Beans Southern-Style

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 3:56 am
by knayil
  • 6 ounces salt pork 6 thick slices
  • 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.
Recipe Notes
Note: Stirring the beans during the cooking process can cause them to break apart. Stir gently and only as needed.