Eat Goodness Butter Beans 500g

Eat Goodness Butter Beans 500g

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Goodness Butter Beans 500g

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Butter beans are large, creamy-coloured beans with a soft, floury texture when cooked. They make a great vegetarian pate and work well in mixed bean salads, or rich, wintry stews. They are also a useful source of potassium.

Like most beans, lima beans are rich in the best sort of fibre - soluble fibre - which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of potassium, iron, copper and manganese. As a high potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure.

Not only are they low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein.

Serving Suggestion

Bean and beetroot salad:
Mix 1tspn honey, 3 tbsp, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, pour over 100g (4oz)cooked beans, 1 large beetroot, 2 apples*peeled and sliced. Stir, chill and serve. Very popular in Britain as an accompanying vegetable. Ideal in casseroles or cold in salads.

Cooking Instructions

Soak overnight. Rinse.Boil briskly in fresh water for at least 10 minutes. Simmer for 1.15 hrs, until tender.


Just Butter Beans and nothing else.

Nutritional Information

per 100g:
Energy 1162kj/273kcal, Protein 19.1g, Carbohydra te 49.8g, Fat 1.1g.


Packed on a line which also handles peanuts, nuts, sesame, soya, milk, sulphur dioxide and cereals containing gluten.


Butter bean stew
1 1/2 lb dried butter beans
1/2 cup pure olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 each garlic clove, pressed
3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled seeded & diced
3/4 cup tomato sauce
3 tbsp Italian parsley, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
2 cup water

Put the beans in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, partly covered, for about 1 hour, or until beans are almost tender. Drain and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400F.

In a heavy saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the onions until translucent. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, salt and pepper, and water. Simmer, covered, over low heat for about 20 minutes, until sauce starts to thicken. Transfer the beans to a casserole or baking dish, pour the tomato mixture over, and stir. Bake for about 40 minutes, until the beans are tender and the sauce is thick. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Customer reviews - Eat Goodness Butter Beans 500g


Butter Bean Burgers - Wed 23rd Oct 2013

These are really simple and very tasty, great served on a bun with shredded lettuce and sliced tomato.

1 cup of butter beans cooked and cooled.

1 small onion.

Cloves of garlic.

Sprinkle of yeast flakes.

Quarter of a cup of good quality oats.

Breadcrumbs for coating.

Salt to season.

Oil for frying.

Mash the beans in a large bowl, adding the oats, some salt and yeast flakes.

Finely dice the onion and garlic, fry until softened and browned, then leave to cool. Once cold add to the other ingredients and mix well, mashing as you go. Add more salt if needed.

Form into burgers and coat with breadcrumbs. Leave them on a flat plate for an hour before frying in oil.


Flavoursome goodness - Mon 18th Apr 2016

Full of flavour. Good quality and value.

- Mon 1st Jun 2015

Sometimes I buy these instead of the organic versions when needing to save money and these are still very good without being too much of a step down. They can be used to make all kinds of delicious dishes such as bean burgers and baked beans.

Darned good beans - Sun 19th Apr 2015

These beans soak and soften quite quickly and I find don't need much seasoning as they make a nice broth.

Butter Beans - Thu 16th Apr 2015

A great dried butter bean, once soaked they don't disintegrate like some beans. They cooked well and are good value.

Butter Beans - Tue 25th Feb 2014

Love these beans - great addition to stews/casseroles and works out much cheaper than buying them pre-soaked in tins. Just soak them over night and away you go!

The wholefood alternative to Quorn (or chicken) ch - Fri 7th Feb 2014

Butter beans are one of my absolute favourite pulses! They have a deeply satisfying 'meaty' quality to their texture, which makes them a great option if you want a cheap healthy wholefood alternative to chunks of chicken (or even pork) in many recipes - for vegetarians butterbeans offer a great alternative to Quorn chunks, while providing all the same high protein / high fibre / low cholesterol / low fat benefits. We use them regularly in rustic pasta sauce, in deep filled pies, and in hearty soups, stews and casseroles.

Nutrition - Mon 21st Jan 2013

Provide fibre, potassium and iron. Large, flat, oval, white beans, mild and buttery. Excellent in soups, casseroles and salads. Mash with herbs and olive oil for an easy vegetarian spread.

Excellent for use in stews and broths! - Mon 8th Oct 2012

I use these when I make stews or broths, to add substance and flavour in place of things like potato. They're absolutely yummy!

- Wed 6th Jul 2011

I love these in pasta salads, they taste lovely and creamy and have a nice soft texture. They're also good mashed with oil, chives and garlic and used as a dip for pitta bread.


- Fri 18th Oct 2013

Cooking Beans - wash and pour boiling water over the beans and allow to soak overnight. Drain and discard the soak water. Never add salt to dried beans when cooking, it will toughen the skins and they won't cook. Butter beans are one of the best beans available and if cooked correctly are delicious.

In a curry. - Tue 7th May 2013

These are great in vegetarian curries to get a bit of protein in. I also like to have them nice and simple with a herby tomato sauce. Or you can try refried beans!

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