Sweet and Tangy Butter Beans

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Whisper

This recipe has a wonderful mixture of flavors going on. It's easy to make and tastes even better if made a day ahead and reheated. It comes from the Lean and Luscious and Meatless cookbook.

Top Review by Chef-Boy-I-Be Illin

Very good recipe for butter beans and an excellent alternative to canned pork and beans. These would be great for a BBQ! I wasn't sure about the ingredient list calling for two 1 lb cans of beans. That would be a lot for the amount of the other ingredients. I used a 12 ounce bag of frozen beans and cooked those before adding to the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 1-1/2 qt baking dish with a nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add onions, red pepper, and garlic.
  5. Cook until onions are tender and start to brown, about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add remaining ingredients, dissolving cornstarch in the 2 Tbsp of water before adding.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  10. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.

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