Slow Cooker Okra & Butter Beans Recipe

Slow Cooker Okra & Butter Beans Recipe
When it's cold outside, it's nice to have something in the slow cooker that is hearty, filling, and hot. The following Slow Cooker Okra and Butter Beans is exactly that, and can cook for several hours unattended. Convenience products make this stew-type dish quick and easy to put together. Frozen butter beans, frozen okra (you can use fresh if you have time), and dehydrated onions make it so there is no chopping necessary. Leftover ham can be used in this recipe, or you can purchase diced ham in the meat department of most grocery stores.
Although this dish makes a great side dish to serve with grilled or broiled poultry and meats, it is hearty enough for a main dish. A green salad and corn bread or freshly baked French bread are great accompaniments to round out the meal. In the event there are leftovers, they reheat beautifully, and taste even better after being refrigerated for several days.

8 Servings

1 16 oz. package frozen butter beans
3 cups water
1 tablespoon ham bouillon, or substitute chicken or vegetable
1 1/2 cups diced ham
1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
2 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra
1 tablespoon Extra Spicy Mrs. Dash, or other salt-free seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Measure all ingredients into the crock of a 3-4 quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover, set the slow cooker to low, and let cook 4-6 hours or until the beans are tender and the mixture has thickened slightly.
  3. Stir well before serving.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 18
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 16% Protein 31% Carb. 53%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 401 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 8 g

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 30% Calcium 0% Iron 7%

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