Butter Beans


  • 1 lb dried lima or butter beans
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Vegan style bacon or sausage (optional)


  • Soak beans overnight or for at least 8 hours. Strain and rinse after soaking.
  • Place rinsed beans into pot with lid and add enough water to cover about an inch above the beans.
  • Add onions and brown sugar to pot and partially cover pot with lid.
  • Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook beans until tender (about 1 1/2 hours)
  • When beans become tender, add salt, pepper, and browned vegan style bacon or sausage
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

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