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baked butter beans casserole

baked butter beans casserole

This warm and heart casserole is full of sweet and tangy flavor...topped with crispy bacon!
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked beans, beans, butter beans, casserole, lima beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Soaking Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 332kcal
Cost: $10


  • Large Pot
  • 2 Quart Casserole Dish
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cutting Board
  • chef's knife


  • 1 lb dried lima beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 tbsp powdered mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon cut into 1" pieces


To Brine the Lima Beans

  • Combine the dried lima beans with 3 quarts cold water and 3 tbsp salt in a large pot. Cover and allow the beans to soak overnight at room temperature.

To Cook the Beans

  • Drain and rinse the beans and return to the pot. Add 2 cups of cold water and bring to a boil. Once the beans have come to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 40-45 minutes until tender.
  • While the beans are cooking, combine butter, brown sugar, molasses, sour cream, onion, mustard, salt, and pepper in a medium nonstick saucepan. Cook over medium heat until all the sugar has melted and the ingredients have combined completely. Remove from heat and set aside.

To Assemble the Casserole

  • Drain the cooked beans and add to a 2 quart casserole dish. Pour the reserved sauce over the top of the beans and carefully stir. Top the beans with the sliced pieces of bacon.
  • Cover the beans with aluminum foil and bake at 275°F for 30 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil after 10 minutes of cooking. If you prefer to have a crispy bacon topping (like we do!), then cook the beans under a broiler for an additional 5-10 minutes until the bacon is crispy.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.9g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 21.2g | Saturated Fat: 12.1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15.7g | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg