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Butter Beans With Ham Bone And Okra Recipe

1 med Ham bones -or possibly-
3 lrg Ham hocks
3 c. Water
1 1/2 lb Butter beans, fresh -or possibly-
2 can (16-ounce) butterbeans, liquid removed
2 Tbsp. Solid vegetable shortening
1 Tbsp. Sugar
1/2 lb Okra, washed, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. Salt
2 tsp Freshly grnd black pepper


1. Put the ham bone and water in a large saucepan. Cover and heat to boiling. Reduce the heat to simmering and cook, covered, 45 min. Remove the ham bone from the saucepan. Remove the meat from the bone, finely shred it. and return both meat and bone to the pan. 2. Wash the butter beans and add in them to the saucepan. Heat to simmering, stir in the remaining ingredients, and simmer till the beans and okra are tender, about 25 min (or possibly less for canned beans) Throw away the ham bone and serve the beans warm.

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