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Karol's Butterbeans
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  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). dried giant lima beans
  • 1/2 lb (.2 kg). salt pork
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter (not margarine)
  • water
  • Rinse beans and drain.
  • Do not pre-soak.
  • Place beans in large pot on stove top.
  • Add water to cover about 1 inch.
  • Bring to a boil then add salt pork and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Cook about 2 hours stirring occassionally.
  • Add butter and cook another 30 minutes.
  • The beans should be done but the water should not have thickened.
I have never been able to cook this as well as Karol, but it is a great, easy recipe.

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