Southern Slow Cooker Butter Beans

Number of Servings: 6 (326 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 4 hours
Southern Slow Cooker Butter Beans

Creamy butter beans are a well-known treat in the south, but you can find them under the name of large lima beans outside of the south. Serve with a side of unsweetened cornbread and enjoy!


  • 1 lb. large lima beans
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup diced carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups cubed ham
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • ⅛ tsp. salt-free Cajun seasoning


  1. Place the beans in a slow cooker.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil, onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Sauté until onion is just tender (5-8 minutes).
  3. Add the vegetable mix and all of the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Add water as needed to cover the beans plus an inch.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-6. Check halfway through and add more water if needed to keep the beans from drying out. Beans are done when tender to the bite.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 326 g

Amount per serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 29g
Protein 28g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 75.5mg 6%
Iron 6.6mg 40%
Potassium 1375mg 30%
Vitamin A 47.2mcg 6%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Vitamin E 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin K 15.4mcg 15%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4.5mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 306.3mcg 77%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.5mcg 0%
Chloride 3.3mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.1mg 20%
Phosphorus 301.2mg 25%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 173.2mg 40%
Zinc 2.2mg 20%
Selenium 5.7mcg 10%
Copper 0.6mg 70%
Manganese 1.3mg 60%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.4mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken), Chicken Flavor, Natural Chicken Flavor (chicken Broth, Salt), Evaporated Cane Juice, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Onion Powder, Turmeric, Flavor), Large Lima Beans, Cubed Ham (pork, Water, Contains Less Than 2% Of Salt, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phosphate, Brown Sugar, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite), Onion, Celery, Carrots, Soybean Oil, Garlic, Thyme, Black Pepper, Salt Free Cajun Creole Seasoning Blend (paprika, Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper, Lemon Peel, Chile Pepper, Allspice, Thyme, Cloves, Mace, Red Pepper, Bay Leaf).

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