1 lb. fresh shelled butterbeans
1/4 cup of chopped ham
Pepper to taste
In a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, add chopped ham and butterbeans, saute for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pepper and enough water to cover beans; bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook approximately 25 minutes, stirring frequently or until beans are tender.