I came up with these when I wanted something different to do with fresh green beans. I wanted them to have amazing flavor and this dish is a hit!
1 package of bacon, your choice of brand
1/2 stick of butter
1/2- 1 pound of fresh green beans
several dashes of pepper
3 cloves minced garlic
Clean the green beans by snapping off the ends and breaking them in half of you want. While doing this cook bacon according to package directions.
Drain the pan, leaving approximately 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan. Boil water in large pot, when the water is at a rolling boil, add green beans. Cook beans in water for approximately 5-10 minutes, depending on how crisp you want the beans.
Melt the butter in the pan with the bacon fat, add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the beans to the pan with the butter and garlic, heat beans through. Cut or tear the bacon into bite sized pieces and add to the pan with the beans. Mix well. Serve hot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.