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Butter Beans with Butter, Mint, and Lime from 'The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen'

There are few dishes more evocative of Southern simplicity than a bowl of fresh beans with butter. Matt and Ted Lee's recipe for butter beans in their new cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, is no exception. Their version dresses up the humble bean just a bit with butter (of course) and bright lime juice and mint for a taste that it at once butter-rich and herbaceously refreshing. Even with these accouterments, the process couldn't be easier--simmer the beans until warm and tender, toss with tiny butter pieces until melted, and dress with juice, zest, and herbs. More

The Food Lab Lite: Butter Beans with Kale and Eggs

Nothing goes with pork like beans. The greatest pork and bean dish I've ever had was in Toledo, Spain, where suckling pigs roasted in a wood-fired oven were served alongside a large cazuela filled with judias—a fat, white kidney-shaped relative of the butter bean or lima bean—cooked into a porky, tomatoey stew. Large and robust, they had a perfectly creamy texture and deeply porky flavor. Definitely something worth replicating at home. More

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