These are the best pressure-cooked butter beans you will ever eat, guaranteed!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
9 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Place bacon in the open pressure cooker and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and remove pressure cooker from heat, reserving the bacon grease in the pressure cooker to cool, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir 4 cups water into cooled bacon grease; add beer and cumin.

  • Drain and rinse the soaked beans and add to the water mixture in the pressure cooker.

  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker and secure tightly. Cook beans according to manufacturers' instructions for 15 psi over medium-high heat, about 30 minutes; release the pressure.

  • Stir jalapeno pepper and garlic into beans. Crumple bacon over beans.

  • Close pressure cooker again and bring to 15 psi over medium heat and immediately turn off heat. Remove pressure cooker from heat and allow pressure naturally decrease to 0 psi.

Cook's Note:

You can add a 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt or 1/2 Lawry's(R) seasoning salt but not both; the beans may become too salty if not careful.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 19.3g; carbohydrates 38g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 20.5mg; sodium 446.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
I really enjoyed this recipe. I've made it twice. Both times, I skipped soaking the beans overnight. Instead, I added a cup of liquid and cooked them an extra 5 minutes. If you have gastric distress with lima beans, don't skip the soaking overnight part which reduces the chemicals that cause the distress. Instead of 4 cups of water, I substituted 2 14.5oz cans of low salt chicken broth plus 1 cup of water. A 14.5oz can contains a little less than 2 cups of broth. The second time I cooked this recipe, I used a whole jalapeno pepper instead of 1/2. The next time I cook it, I'll probably use 2 peppers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2015
I wanted to try this recipe for the simplicity. I used pepper bacon and cut into smaller strips. I started browning the bacon with the garlic (increased to 2T) added 1/2C chopped onion and used a whole jalapeno (with seeds chopped). When satisfied with the color I deglazed the cooker with the beer (I used Corona) then poured the rest of the beer in and added a tablespoon of cumin. I let that simmer for about 5 mins. I'm a big fan of layering flavors. I had just been to a local farm and bought fresh butter beans which I added in with the water but increased it to 6C. My cooker has a button for beans which is 14 mins so I used that to start the cooking. At 14 mins the beans were just almost there but while I could taste the start of some good flavor it was really bland. I added 2T pinto bean seasoning 1T cumin 1t salt 1t garlic salt and turned it back on for 5 mins. The flavors came out really good. This is a good base recipe but next time I think I'll just double everything (inluding the jalapeno!) and use a whole onion instead of half. I also would throw in a ham hock or tasso but I was all out... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2015
I wanted to try this recipe for the simplicity. I used pepper bacon and cut into smaller strips. I started browning the bacon with the garlic (increased to 2T) added 1/2C chopped onion and used a whole jalapeno (with seeds chopped). When satisfied with the color I deglazed the cooker with the beer (I used Corona) then poured the rest of the beer in and added a tablespoon of cumin. I let that simmer for about 5 mins. I'm a big fan of layering flavors. I had just been to a local farm and bought fresh butter beans which I added in with the water but increased it to 6C. My cooker has a button for beans which is 14 mins so I used that to start the cooking. At 14 mins the beans were just almost there but while I could taste the start of some good flavor it was really bland. I added 2T pinto bean seasoning 1T cumin 1t salt 1t garlic salt and turned it back on for 5 mins. The flavors came out really good. This is a good base recipe but next time I think I'll just double everything (inluding the jalapeno!) and use a whole onion instead of half. I also would throw in a ham hock or tasso but I was all out... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
I really enjoyed this recipe. I've made it twice. Both times, I skipped soaking the beans overnight. Instead, I added a cup of liquid and cooked them an extra 5 minutes. If you have gastric distress with lima beans, don't skip the soaking overnight part which reduces the chemicals that cause the distress. Instead of 4 cups of water, I substituted 2 14.5oz cans of low salt chicken broth plus 1 cup of water. A 14.5oz can contains a little less than 2 cups of broth. The second time I cooked this recipe, I used a whole jalapeno pepper instead of 1/2. The next time I cook it, I'll probably use 2 peppers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2016
it was ok the beer just didn't do it for me it was easy for a beginner to follow though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2017
I made this recipe with no alterations except I used the small limas and added a few additional jalapenos. I'm going to apply an overused word. Awesome! The was outstanding and the beer really knocked the flavor out of the park. I've canned several jars of this according to pressure canner directions and it cans well. Next time I'll be doubling the recipe and canning some to stock up on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2019
Followed the recipe the first time I made this and it was good. Second time around I used a pound of hot breakfast sausage instead of the bacon. Added an onion chopped and sautéed in bacon drippings and used a can of Rotel s original in place of the jalapeño. Both times the beans were super soft and velvety but I thought the tomatoes from the Rotel really added a nice dimension. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2020
These were yummy! I only made half a pound of beans but really wanted to have a flavorful broth so I used the whole bottle of Shiner Black Beer, one very large jalapeno(could have added another), more like a teaspoon of cumin, two tablespoons of minced garlic and used chicken broth for the water. Didn't soak the beans beforehand so just upped the broth and cook time. They came out so silky and delicious. We will definitely have these again! Read More
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