Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
6 to 8 servings

This classic Southern bean dish features fresh pole beans flavored wtih crispy bacon.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut beans into 1 1/2-inch pieces, and set aside.

Step 2

Cook bacon slices in a large saucepan until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in saucepan. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

mealplanner's Review

September 22, 2011
This is absolutely my favorite way to eat pole beans. Heavenly!!!