Sylvias Butterbeans and Okra Recipe

  • 7 cups water, or as needed
  • 1 pound dried baby lima beans (butter beans)
  • 1 pound pickled pork shoulder, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut okra
  1. Combine the water, butter beans, pork, onion and garlic in a soup pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 40 minutes. Add butter, salt and pepper, and continue to boil for 20 minutes. Add okra, and cook until beans and okra are tender, about 10 minutes.