Best Butter Beans Recipe is one that simmers butter beans for 15 minutes with caramelized onions, celery, bacon, and vegetable broth, giving them the soft, buttery texture with so much flavor; they are the BEST Butter Beans we ever had! Eat them alone or serve them as a side dish to compliment any meat or poultry. These butter beans are so good, they practically melt in your mouth!
My family loves butter beans and when I came across the fresh ones at the market, I had to buy them. These are smaller butter beans, the size of your thumbnail. They cook up very easily. You can use frozen butter beans or even the canned ones with this recipe if you can’t find them fresh.
Just give them a good rinse.
I served these butter beans as a side dish with our London Broil Steak Grilled to Perfection! They make a lovely side dish to accompany any meat entree.
I prefer using Vidalia onions with this recipe. First, you slowly caramelize Vidalia onions along with celery, creating a very sweet flavor, almost like sugar. They’re the key to flavoring the beans, so you really don’t need to add any sugar.
Then simmer the beans with vegetable broth until mostly absorbed. Lean bacon along with the caramelized onions, celery, and red pepper flakes give these butter beans their wonderful depth of flavor.
They’re rich and savory with every bite!
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If you love butter beans, then you may enjoy our Easy Butter Bean Salad.
Recipe adapted from My Recipes and Southern Living.