- 2 cups water
- 1 ounce finely chopped lean ham
- 2 cups fresh or frozen butterbeans or lima beans
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
step 1: BRING2 cups water and ham to a boil in a saucepan; boil 5 to 10 minutes. Add butterbeans, salt, and pepper; return to a boil.
step 2: COVER, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until tender.