2-3 slices of bacon
1/2-1 pound of fresh green beans (depending on how many you are cooking for)
1 tbsp crushed garlic
salt & pepper to taste
1 sm onion diced
1 med can of diced tomatos (optional)
1/2-1 pkg of sliced mushrooms
I use a pot with a lid that has a non stick bottom. I clean the beans by snipping of the ends and cutting them into 2-3 pieces depending on the length of the green bean. Cut up the bacon into small pieces. Add bacon and diced onion to pot. Saute until bacon is golden brown but not crispy and the onion is translucent. Add garlic, mushrooms and green beans and stir until they have all that good bacon grease on them. I let them cook for a few minutes like this, stiring occasionally. Add the can of tomatoes; cover and simmer. (If you do not want or like tomatoes add some water; at least a 1/2 cup to the pot.) Stir occasionally for about 15-20 minutes until the beans are to your desired doneness.
I sometimes use the flavored tomatoes, the ones that come with italian seasoning/mushrooms and onion/whatever. Stewed or crushed tomatos work too. I also sometimes used a smoked bacon, all depending on my main dish.
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