Butter Beans Recipe with Step by Step Photos

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Here I show you my Butter Beans Recipe.

The green beans prepared with butter are a popular side dish for various main courses.

In this article I show you an insider tip from the world of star gastronomy.

It also includes information and tips on how to keep the beans green. I have documented the preparation for you step by step with photos.

Have fun reading and good luck!

1. Recipe Butter Beans

Below you will find step-by-step photo instructions and supplementary tips.

Beans with Butter

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 122
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple instructions for the preparation of butter beans.

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Butter beans Recipe Image
Butter Beans Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


200 g green beans
1 tsp Salt (I use Himalayan salt)
3 pinches black pepper
50 g butter


Clean the green beans
Clean green beans or green beans.

Clean beans

Wash and dry the beans and cut off the ends.

Cleaned green beans
Beans trimmed on the board

Prepare blanching

Prepare the beans for blanching.

Place a pot of water on top and bring to the boil.

Season the water with salt.

Boil raw beans
Boil beans in salted water.

Cooking beans

Place the beans in the boiling water and blanch until al dente.

Firm to the bite Cool cooked beans
Blanch the beans and let them cool.

Cool beans

Then cool the cooked beans in cold water.

Water with ice cubes is ideal.

Place the beans on a sieve to drain.

Butter in a saucepan while cooking.
Heat the butter in a pan, prepare the nut butter.

Prepare Ghee

Foam the butter in a saucepan.

I always do this with two packets of butter, so I have pure butterfat or ghee or browned nut butter in stock.

Nut butter, that's browned butter.
Nut butter in a bowl.

Nut butter prepared

Pass the browned butter through a stainless steel hair sieve and make ready.

Blanched beans in a saucepan with butter
Green beans in a saucepan with butter, salt and pepper.

Season beans

Heat the prepared, blanched and cooled beans in the nut butter shortly before serving, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Butter beans served
Butter beans prepared deliciously I'll go to you elsewhere.


Arrange the butter beans and serve quickly.

Enjoy your meal!

The preparation of homemade nut butter should be done every two weeks.

I then fill my homemade, tanned ghee into a screw glass and put the clarified butter in the fridge.

So I always have the delicious fat at hand.

2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Tipps for Preparing Butter Beans

Butter beans are an evergreen side dish and go well with various dishes such as German pot roast, roast lamb and steak.

Raw beans in a pot. You can chop the beans before or after cooking. Small beans will take on more flavour later.  © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt
Bacon Beans are an equally popular side dish, I’ll show you the preparation elsewhere! © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

4. Matching Ideas

You can find my recipe for bacon beans elsewhere.

Side salads:
Bean salad
Potato Salad Recipes
tomato salad

Butter beans go with it:
Steak with beans
roast lamb
knuckles of lamb

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