Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Meal Type: Side Dish
NC Ingredients: Butter Beans, Field Peas, Purple Hull Peas
The only difference between cooking butter beans and peas is the seasoning. I season my peas with bouillon instead of margarine.
Cook in a large pot even for a small amount of butter beans/peas because they will boil over. Shell your beans or peas and wash them several times. Put beans into your pot and fill with water. Bring them to a boil and cook on med-high for 1 to 1 ½ hours. After the first hour, add 3 tablespoons margarine, bouillon, seasoning meat or uncooked bacon. Then add salt and pepper. Once they are done, remove them from your pot with a slotted spoon. Then add just a little of the water to the serving bowl with the beans.