Bacon, Butter Beans,and Tomatoes

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Southern Living. This is so wonderful with fresh butterbeans and fresh off the vine tomatoes. I serve this with other fresh garden veggies and cornbread. Great summer supper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp.
  2. Stir in onion and next 3 ingredients; saute until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in tomato, and cook 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in broth and butterbeans; bring to a boil.
  5. Cover and reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  6. Simmer, uncovered 20 minutes stirring often.
  7. Stir in parsley and remaining ingredients.
  8. Cook stirring often, 5 minutes; discard bay leaf.


Most Helpful

I added mushrooms when frying the onions. Later in the stewing stage, I added corn, slivered almonds, and a dash or two of creole seasoning. Good stuff!

Clifford Boren July 25, 2002

YUMMMMMM!! Made this over the weekend with fresh from the garden butterbeans and tomatoes. Served it over cornbread. Wonderful southern dish. I think the bacon and garlic make this extra-special. Outstanding. Thanks NurseDi.

Sunflower June 24, 2002

I got a bushel of fresh butter beans last summer that are frozen in my freezer. I am always looking for new ways to cook them, and this recipe is fantastic. My toddler devours them when I make this recipe. I don't change anything about the recipe and we love it! Thanks!

DancerJen May 06, 2009

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