Creamy Butter Beans

I had a hard time deciding if these creamy butter beans were a side dish or as a main. We had them as a main dish, with cornbread. And we had them as a side. So… they’re both a main dish and a side dish!! And they are so creamy good!

Creamy Butter Beans

These creamy butter beans are the ultimate comfort dish, and a welcomed change from the usual chili or big bowl of black-eyed peas that I usually turn to on a cool evening.

For a little Cajun kick to your beans, substitute chopped cooked andouille sausage for the hame.

Also try my Cuban black beans.

Creamy Butter Beans
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Creamy Butter Beans

I had a hard time deciding if these creamy butter beans were a side dish or as a main. We had them as a main dish, with cornbread. And we had them as a side. So… they’re both a main dish and a side dish!! And they are so creamy good!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, creamy
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 1 day 3 hours
Servings 6 -8
Calories 854kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place beans in a large bowl and add enough water to cover them by 2″. Let soak for 24 hours. Drain.
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, celery, and carrots and saute until just starting to get tender.
  • Add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Crumble in the dried thyme and black pepper and stir.
  • Add the ham, jowl bacon, chicken stock, bay leaves and 4 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue simmering for an hour.
  • Add beans, butter, parsley, and Cajun seasoning and stir.
  • Bring back to a simmer and simmer for another 1 hours and 30 minutes or until the beans are done and the sauce has thickened. If the sauce gets too thick add more water or chicken stock.
  • Season with salt and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 854kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 1237mg | Potassium: 2151mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1519IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 9mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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