Got To Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Fresh Butter Beans, Dixie Lee Field Peas, and Purple Hull Peas

I can eat a bowl of butter beans as a meal with a slice of bread.  I love the juice but it is better to serve them with just a little of the water with a meal.  You can also find fresh butter beans or peas already shelled.  They are a little more expensive but worth it if you don’t have the time to shell them.  It is also delicious to mix butter beans and peas together in a bowl and adds more color.

Servings: 6
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

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Ingredients

Fresh Butter Beans
Dixie Lee Field Peas
Purple Hull Peas

Directions

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.