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Virginia’s Butter Beans

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 20m


  • 6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1/2 c green onion, minced
  • 1/4 c yellow onion, minced
  • 1/3 c celery, minced
  • 1/3 c bell pepper, minced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 2 c drained canned tomatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 (10 oz) boxes frozen butter beans, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 c chicken broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Fry the bacon, remove from pan and crumble. In the same pan, sauce the minced vegetables in the bacon grease. Add the flour, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and brown sugar.
  3. Add the cooked butter beans.
  4. Adjust seasonings, pour into a casserole dish and top with crumbled bacon.
  5. Pour chicken broth over top of the casserole and bake until bubbly, approximately 20 minutes.