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Creole Style Butter Beans Recipe
by John Spottiswood

Creole Style Butter Beans

Butter beans (another name for Lima beans) are super healthy and flavorful. I've been looking for a simple and flavorful way to cook these, and after a lot of research I found and adapted this delicious recipe. This is flavorful and hearty enough to make a full meal out of, probably accompanied by a salad or green vegetable and some crusty bread. Or serve it as a side with another entree. You can throw it together in 15 minutes which is really amazing given the flavor.

Rating: 4.3/5
Avg. 4.3/5 12 votes
Prep time: Creole
Cook time: Servings: 4

Wine and Drink Pairings: Chardonnay


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or butter
  • 1 small onion chopped, about 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 15-16 ounces butter beans, canned or frozen drained or thawed (I used a can)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • a few dashes hot pepper sauce or pinches of cayenne pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh flat leaf parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat oil or butter in a medium saucepan or saute pan over medium heat. Saute the onion, green pepper, celery, and jalapeno until tender but still crisp, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes with juices, beans, thyme, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley before serving, if desired.