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1 pound green beans
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 strips bacon cut in 3/4 -inch pieces
1 onion medium, cut in 1/4 -inch slices
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Trim ends from beans; cut beans into 2-inch pieces. In a 3-quart saucepan, place green beans, water and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well; keep warm if necessary.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crisp and slightly browned. Remove bacon, drain on paper towels; set aside. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings.
Over medium heat, saute onion in drippings for 10 minutes or until soft.
Stir cooked bacon, onion and pepper into beans and heat through.
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