The Best Butter Bean Recipes

The best butter bean recipes

Butter beans or lima beans as they are known in some countries, are a delicious and nutritious food source. Butter beans can be eaten fresh, reconstituted or tinned. Tinned butter beans are the easiest and quickest way to cook with these beans, they have a delicious creamy texture and are packed with protein and essential minerals. Butter beans can be used to make tasty soups, mouth watering stews and flavourful burgers or patties. They can be added to meat dishes for an extra shot of protein and go well with chicken and fish and are particularly delicious served with chorizo. This bean is also an excellent vegetarian protein source and makes amazing butter bean burgers. 

These are our top four recipes using butter beans 

  • Butter Bean, Celeriac and Parmesan Soup
  • Chicken Chorizo & Bean Hotpot with Jacket Spuds
  • Butter Bean & Parsnip Patties with Green Salad
  • Butter Bean Patties with Dauphinoise Potatoes

Butter bean Soup

A deliciously creamy butter bean soup with a butter bean and peppery celeriac soup base,  flavoured with onions, crushed caraway seeds, chopped parsley. The soup is finished with grated parmesan and is served with a crusty white roll

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Spanish Butter Bean Stew with Chicken and Chorizo

Butter beans and Chorizo go perfectly together and this butter bean and chicken casserole marry the delicious flavours of chicken chorizo and butter beans together perfectly. This stew is based on a Spanish stew and is packed with Spanish flavours.

Try this delicious Chicken, Chorizo and butter bean Stew

Butter Bean Patties served two ways

Butter bean patties are delicious in summer or winter here are two delicious ways to serve your butter bean patties ti match the season, both these recipes are ideal for vegetarians and make a great alternative to meat.

Our butter bean patties combine mashed butter beans with finely chopped onions, grated parsnip and carrot. The vegetables are lightly fried and mixed with the mashed butter beans, the patties are flavoured with garlic, parsley and lemon.

For summer serve the butter beans with a green salad dressed in a basil and tomato dressing. 

Butter Bean & Parsnip Patties with Green Salad

Try this easy butter bean recipe 

For the winter, these patties make the perfect vegetarian alternative to lamb chops and taste delicious with the typical side dishes served with chops. The patties are served with creamy dauphinoise potatoes which are sliced potato, onions and cream baked in the oven with a sprinkle of cheese, freshly cooked broccoli and a rosemary and garlic redcurrant sauce

Butter Bean Patties with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Red Current Sauce