This is a wonderful vegetarian recipe that I have added some meat to. If you want it to be vegetarian, just omit the meat! This recipe is adapted from one found on the can of Bush's Butter Beans.
1 cup carrots, finely chopped
3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 Tbsp flour (I used Kentucky Kernel Seasoned Flour)
4 cups water
2 cans Bush's Butter Beans, drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp basil (I used 1/2 tsp dried basil)
1 pkg diced fully cooked ham
In a large pan, saute celery, carrot and onion in oil until soft.