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Butter Beans

Butter Beans
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  1. Fry the bacon. Transfer to a plate. Add enough oil to the drippings to measure 1/4 cup. Add the onion, garlic, and salt and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 25 minutes.
  2. Cook the butter beans according to the package directions. Drain, transfer to a serving bowl, and cover to keep warm.
  3. Add the honey and vinegar to the onion mixture. Cook for 1 minute, then pour over the butter beans. Add the pepper and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon and goat cheese, if using.
By November, 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 125.51Calories From Fat 21%
  • Calcium 26.57mg
  • Carbohydrate 18.66g
  • Cholesterol 6.97mg
  • Fat 2.92g
  • Fiber 3.68g
  • Iron 1.5mg
  • Protein 6.86mg
  • Sat Fat 0.93g
  • Sodium 316.6mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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Butter beans are sweeter and more tender than lima beans, which can work as a substitute.

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.