top of page

Southern Butter Beans

Slow Cooker

A tasty way of using cheap butter beans to accompany a meal, particularly nice with baked ham or gammon.




3.5 hours (excluding soaking)

1 serving


  • 1/2 cup dried butter beans (per serving)

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • Chicken stock

  • Salt (optional)


  1. Soak the butter beans in cold water for 6-8 hours (or use about half the quantity of canned, I avoid these due to the preservatives)

  2. Drain the beans and add to the slow cooker

  3. Add the butter

  4. Add enough hot chicken stock to cover the beans (made in line with instruction) 

  5. Add salt if you wish (I used stock cubes which already have salt in them)

  6. Cook on HIGH for 1.5 hours

  7. Turn the slow cooker to LOW and cook for a further 1.5 to 2 hours until the beans are tender

  8. Drain and serve

bottom of page