Country Green Beans

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Ingredients

4 pounds fresh green beans
1 (12-ounce) package bacon, cut into 2-inch pieces
10 green onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Red pepper relish (optional)

Preparation

Remove strings from beans; wash and remove tough ends. Set beans aside.

Cook bacon in a large saucepan until crisp; drain on paper towels, and set aside. Reserve 1/4 cup bacon drippings in pan.

Sauté onion in reserved bacon drippings until tender. Add beans; cook over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring well. Add water; cover and cook 30 minutes or until beans are tender. Add salt, pepper, and reserved bacon; stir well. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle relish over top for garnish, if desired.