Baby Butter Beans
Baby Butter Lima Beans are a dwarf variety of lima bean, about 1/2 inch long, with a thin, yellowish-white skin and a creamy texture. Sometimes called "sieva beans," these tasty little beans are a popular ingredient in Southern cooking, especially the classic succotash.
Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 1 hour, until tender.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Lima baby butter beans.
Slow-braised butter beans with ham is a staple side dish in Southern cuisine. However, this hearty, rib-sticking dish can make a satisfying entrée when paired with rice and cornbread.