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.

Dena G.
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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

330.85 calories; 18.36 g protein; 39.55 g carbohydrates; 11.7 g fat; 37.58 mg cholesterol; 66.76 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

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.
(13)

Most helpful critical review

11/21/2008
Maybe I did something wrong but this was mushy and not much taste.
(3)
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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.
(13)
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.
(7)
11/21/2008
Maybe I did something wrong but this was mushy and not much taste.
(3)
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!
(1)
08/30/2010
This was really awful! I do not recommend trying it.
11/10/2015
I used Chicken Stock to cook instead of water. Love the flavor.