Creamy Butter Beans

Creamy Butter Beans have lots of smoked ham flavor. They're so thick and creamy and make a fantastic side for any southern meal.

∙ Serves 8
1 1/2 cups Ham, smoked
2 Ham hocks
2 Bay leaves
1/4 cup Carrot
1/3 cup Celery
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 lb Lima beans, dried large
1/2 cup Onion
1/2 tsp Thyme, dried
Canned Goods
1 (32-ounce) carton Chicken broth
Baking & Spices
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1/2 tsp Cajun or creole seasoning
1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
1 tbsp Bacon grease or butter
4 tbsp Butter
4 cups Water