My mother’s friend Cheryl made these beans for my daughter’s birthday party and everyone RAVED about them. Here’s the recipe!
Aunt Valerie’s Butter Beans
Wash 3 ½ cups (about two lbs.) of dry beans—Navy, Great Northern, Lima, or whatever., and soak in a gallon bowl overnight covered with water three and one half inches above the beans.
Drain beans in the morning and place in a large oven-proof pot or roaster.
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp. of dry mustard
½ lb. of butter, cut in one- fourth-inch slices
Cover with hot water and stir in the above ingredients.
DO NOT STIR THE BEANS AFTER THEY START COOKING!!!
Bake in 300-degree oven covered for four hours. Remove cover and continue cooking for two to four hours until the beans are soft. Cooking uncovered will give the beans a darker color.