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Southern Butter Beans with Bacon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 6 to 8
Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite


  • 6 slices bacon coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 (28-ounce) bag frozen butter beans (about 5 cups)
  • 4 cups (32-ounces) College InnĀ® Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Drain away all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease, then return the pan to the heat. Add the chopped onion, and cook in the bacon grease until the onion is translucent, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the beans, broth, salt, and pepper. Bring the broth to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook about 45 to 60 minutes or until tender.