Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:2 hrs 50 mins

Nutrition Facts (per serving)


Nutrition Facts

Calories 1815

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g53%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 6885mg299%
Total Carbohydrate 203g74%
Dietary Fiber 36g129%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 159g318%
Vitamin C 24mg26%
Calcium 238mg18%
Iron 17mg96%
Potassium 5112mg109%

The daily percentage is based on a 2000-calorie diet. Your daily dose can be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

** Nutritional information is missing from all ingredients. Ratings are based on available nutritional data.

(-) If you are following a restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before making this diet for your own consumption.

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  1. 3 thick-reduce slices bacon, chopped
  2. 1 yellow onion, chopped
  3. 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  4. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  5. 6 cups lower-sodium fowl stock, plus greater as wanted
  6. 1 pound dried huge lima beans
  7. 1 (14 ounce) smoked ham hock
  8. 2 clean or dried bay leaves
  9. 2 thyme sprigs
  10. half of teaspoon kosher salt
  11. 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  12. thyme leaves, for garnish


Gather all substances.

Components amassed to make Southern butter beans

Place bacon in a massive Dutch oven or massive pot, and cook dinner over medium warmness, stirring occasionally, till crispy, about eight mins. Add onion, garlic, and pepper; cook dinner, stirring regularly, till onion is smooth and translucent, about 5 mins.

Bacon, onions and garlic cooking in a large pot

Add hen stock, beans, ham hock, bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and salt; deliver to a boil over medium-high. Reduce warmth to medium-low; cowl and simmer, stirring occasionally, till beans are tender, 2 half to three hours, adding inventory or water as needed to hold beans covered with the aid of about 1/4 inch. Stop adding liquid for the duration of last 30 minutes of cooking so beans aren’t too brothy.

All substances added to the large pot

Remove ham hock; choose meat, discard hock, and stir meat into beans. Remove and discard bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Stir in sherry vinegar. Divide beans frivolously amongst bowls. Garnish with thyme leaves and additional pepper.