How do You Make Fresh Green Beans?

Fresh green beans are one of the joys of home gardening. Clean the beans, remove the ends and place in large stock pot or dutch oven. Cover with water and add a ham shank or bouillon cube to provide flavor. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and then reduce heat to a simmer for an hour or until beans are tender. You can add salt and pepper or crumbled bacon, to taste.