I made these for New Years Day. If you have never had smothered green beans, you really should try these. This is some serious comfort food!
Fry a few strips of diced bacon sliced up until the begin to crisp but are still soft.
They should look like this.
Add 1 large diced onion to the bacon in the pot.
Add 4 large potatoes cut into large chunks.
Then add a couple pounds of fresh green beans with the ends snapped off and cut them in half.
Add several tablespoons of cracked black pepper and a teaspoon of salt. Taste later and add more seasoning if necessary. These should have a peppery flavor so make sure to use enough black pepper.
Add 4 cups of water.
Bring this to a boil then cover it and simmer until the potatoes are soft enough to mash. About 45 minutes.
Remove most of the potatoes to a separate bowl and mash them. They can be lumpy. Add the potatoes back to the pot. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
A big pot of yum!