This is a southern soul-food classic which is a snap to prepare. If okra turns you off, look elsewhere! The pickled pork gives it a great flavor so don't substitute regular ham.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Combine the water, butter beans, pork, onion and garlic in a soup pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 40 minutes. Add butter, salt and pepper, and continue to boil for 20 minutes. Add okra, and cook until beans and okra are tender, about 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

331 calories; 11.7 g total fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 67 mg sodium. 39.5 g carbohydrates; 18.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
This recipe was amazing. We used "Wham"; which is vegetarian and fresh okra. added a bit of hickory powder. A great change from the usual tomatoes and okra. Thank you. Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/21/2008
Maybe I did something wrong but this was mushy and not much taste. Read More
(3)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
This recipe was amazing. We used "Wham"; which is vegetarian and fresh okra. added a bit of hickory powder. A great change from the usual tomatoes and okra. Thank you. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
This recipe was amazing. We used "Wham"; which is vegetarian and fresh okra. added a bit of hickory powder. A great change from the usual tomatoes and okra. Thank you. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
A friend asked for this for Thanksgiving and I wouldn't admit I had no idea how to make it. Luckily I found this recipe! It turned out great and he loved it. I did substitute smoked ham hocks for the pickeled pork shoulder though. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/21/2008
Maybe I did something wrong but this was mushy and not much taste. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2010
Plain comfort food! I didn't add the meat or butter. Because I used fresh not frozen okra I might have added more than needed but it worked! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2010
This was really awful! I do not recommend trying it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2015
I used Chicken Stock to cook instead of water. Love the flavor. Read More