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Adapted from Simply Southern: With a Dash of Southern Soul by the Margolin Hebrew Academy.

Butter beans and lima beans are actually two different varieties of lima beans. Butter beans are also known as Fordhook beans.


2 tablespoons mustard
1 (14-ounce) bottle ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 onions, sliced
2 pounds butter beans or 1 pound butter beans and 1 pound lima beans
20 short ribs


Combine mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, corn syrup, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce.

Place half of the onions in the bottom of a roasting pan. Scatter 1 pound beans over onions. Pour half of the sauce over the beans. Place ribs on top. Spread remaining onions, 1 pound beans, and sauce on top.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours or until meat is tender. If not tender, reduce the heat to 325 degrees and bake until tender.


Yield: 6 servings

Recipes: Meat, Short Ribs, Kosher

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