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Butter Beans with Pickled Pork or Smoked Ham Hocks

Butter Beans with Pickled Pork or Smoked Ham Hocks

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Large Lima Beans
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound pickled pork or smoked ham hocks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt, pepper and hot sauce, to taste
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Hot buttered French bread


  1. Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. If using pickled pork, add to pot; sauté 5 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add onions and garlic; sauté 5-10 minutes. Add 2 quarts water, bay leaves, and if using, smoked ham hocks. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add beans and stir well. Return to a low boil; cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until beans are soft and creamy, stirring occasionally.  
  5. Adjust seasonings to taste with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Serve over hot cooked rice with buttered French bread.