4 slices bacon
1 medium onion, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water and chopped
2 lbs fresh green beans, gently rubbed under cold running water and snapped
8 small new potatoes, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water and cut in half
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Wash hands with soap and water. Cut bacon into thirds on clean meat cutting board. Wash cutting board.
Cook the bacon pieces in a large sauce pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Wash hands with soap and water after handling bacon.
Add onion to sauce pan with the bacon; sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add green beans and potatoes to the sauce pan with just enough water to cover.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Add salt and pepper and cover. Simmer about 1 hour or until the beans are tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if necessary to keep the beans covered.
Recipe adapted from fightbac.org