6 rashers bacon, chopped
1/2 onion chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
500g (1 1/4 lb) fresh green beans, trimmed
225ml (8 fl oz) water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until almost crisp. Stir in onions and garlic; let cook for 1 minute.
Stir in beans and water. Let the beans cook until the water has evaporated and the beans are tender.
If the beans are not tender once the water has evaporated, add a small amount more water and let them cook until tender. Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and serve.