Butter Bean Puree

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr 30

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 6 oz. butter beans
  • 1 qt. water or bone stock
  • a few


Wash the beans, boil the stock or water. Soak the beans in the stock or water all night. Chop the bacon and slice the vegetables. Melt the fat in a deep pan and fry very gently the bacon, onion, celery, turnip and potato for 10 min. Add the water or stock, beans, herbs and mace; bring all to boiling-point and simmer for 2 hr. or until the beans are quite soft. Remove the herbs, sieve the vegeta