Recipe: Husk Nashville’s Barbecue Butter Beans


4 servings

From Husk in Nashville, Tennessee


Husk barbecue sauce (or sub Food for the Southern Soul's BlackJack Barbecue Vinegar Sauce)

1 cup pork stock or dark chicken stock

5 cups apple cider vinegar

5 tablespoons Husk BBQ Rub

1½ cups ketchup

1 lemon, halved

¼ cup light brown sugar

Husk barbecue rub

1 cup smoked paprika

½ cup light brown sugar

¼ cup kosher salt

3 tablespoons garlic powder

3 tablespoons onion powder

3 tablespoons ground black pepper

1 tablespoon chili powder

Butter beans

5 cups fresh butter beans or lima beans

2 cups preserved tomato

1½ cups barbecue sauce

2 tablespoons barbecue rub 


Husk barbecue sauce: Combine all ingredients in a large stainless steel sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook until mixture is reduced by half, about 30 minutes. 

Husk barbecue rub: Mix all together and store in an airtight container. 

Butter beans: Place all ingredients into a medium-sized, nonreactive pan. Place over medium heat. Simmer mixture for 1 hour.


Photo by Andrea Behrends

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