Beans & Broth

by Tikofoods
4 Servings
10 min

The name says it all - beans and broth, that's basically all you need! This dish is as simple as they come, yet so delectable and savory. I love beans but I've never tried butter beans before. They're similar to canellini beans but double the size.

This could be made using orzo or acini di pepe, but I am trying to reduce my gluten intake. I think these beans would be absolutely delicious in any sort of sauce and am excited to try them out in other ways.

For this dish, I used homemade chicken broth by boiling chicken bones and aromatics but for a speedy and cheaper version I would suggest using purchased broth.

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Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1 can of butter beans
  • 500ml of chicken broth (homemade or store bought)
  • parmesan cheese to garnish
  • pepper to garnish
  • lemon zest to garnish (optional)

Heat the chicken stock in a pot or pan
Drain and rinse the butter beans then add them to the stock until fully heated
Add beans and broth to a dish then garnish with parmesan, pepper, and lemon zest
  • Henriette Hall Henriette Hall on Jun 05, 2022

    In the South, we call Butter Beans small ovalish shaped light green beans with a tiny dimple on the side--they are usually 3 to 4 in the green shell. Most young girls had the job of shelling "Buddy Beans" from about age 8 until today ( I am 70 ! ) They are usually cooked in a bit of bacon grease and water. The smaller the bean-the better !!

    The beans you show-we refer to as, Large Lima Beans. We buy them dry and soak them overnight--cook them with bacon strips or ham. I have never had canned.

    Please have some nice ( most all are ) Southerner, fix you a pot of small tender Butter Beans served with Fried Chicken or Pork Chops, Rice and Gravy, tomato and cucumber salad with oil and vinegar, and always...cornbread !

    Enjoy--promise you will never forget the taste of a Southern 'Buddy Bean' !

    Henriette H.

    South Carolina

    • Sue Sue on Jun 09, 2022

      Henrietta. That sounds so delicious 😋

  • Wonderfully simple and tasty! I use the dried lima beans and soak over night. Canned is really convenient, but even washing off out of the can, there is a bit more sodium in the canned beans and sodium makes me swell up like a blowfish. Yes, TMI.

    This could easily be made into a soup by adding more stock and some vegetables, carrots (my personal favorite), celery and some spring onions for a garnish - maybe a little rough chopped parsley too.

    Thanks for sharing! Was intrigued as I have some beans that need to get used up before being past their prime.