Stewed Green Beans

Cooked slowly in a mixture of bacon-onion water makes for the perfectly stewed fresh green bean. Pair them with most any meat.

1/4 lb. bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
1 medium onion, peeled & sliced
3 cups water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed & cut into 2″ slices

In a large pot, place the bacon and cook over medium heat for 12 minutes; add the sliced onion, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add water, sugar, salt & pepper – bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes stirring once in a while. Add the green beans, raise heat to bring to a boil, reduce to simmmer and cook covered for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occassionally.