This classic Southern bean dish features fresh pole beans flavored wtih crispy bacon.
Southern Living FEBRUARY 1996
Cut beans into 1 1/2-inch pieces, and set aside.
Cook bacon slices in a large saucepan until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in saucepan. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
Add water and next 3 ingredients to saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add beans; cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 15 minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
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