This post is part of a series of Working Mom Meal Ideas. Delicious, easy, quick to prepare, enjoyable to eat, fast clean up, and thrifty, these are all recipes we enjoy regularly as full, one-pot meals or side dishes.
Butter Beans and Potatoes
This is so easy — and so delicious — it’s almost embarassing typing a “recipe.” But it’s easy (like I said), virtually hands off, and it’s just soooo good – there are NEVER any leftovers.
Only two ingredients.
|Ingredient||Shortcut option||Pantry Substitute|
|Raw potatoes, well
washed and cut in chunks. One potato per person, plus one extra “for the pot.”
|3 to 4 cans of whole potatoes|
|2- 15 oz. cans of butter beans. We like Margaret Holmes brand (which is must thriftier in the store than online…)||4 c. butter beans, soaked and cooked from dried beans, plus your choice of seasonings|
Combine in slow cooker and heat on low for four hours, or on high for two hours.
Simple and delicious.
If you don’t have a slow cooker (or don’t like them, whatever), I do not recommend trying this on the stove top. A large point of these recipes is that I don’t have to be paying direct attention while it’s cooking, and, while this could be done on the stove top, I believe I’d end up with it burned on the bottom of the pan (because my attention would be elsewhere). I’d suggest trying the oven instead. Put it in a large (enough) roasting pan with a lid, and add a little extra water or broth. An hours at 350 should bring it up to temperature.