So since there are no fresh garden green beans yet, I bought some.
Here they are all cleaned up waiting for the hot tub. ;)
I tossed some left over ham in the dutch oven to brown.
You can use bacon, ham, panchetta or all three ha-ha.
And you don't have to use a dutch oven either, mine was just handy.
If you like onions, toss those in too now.
If using garlic, wait until you are ready to toss in the beans, so the garlic doesn't burn.
And keep water handy just in case, to stop the garlic from burning.
Add the Green Beans. Such a pretty green. =)
Add some water, enough to cover the majority of the beans.
We have been known to use Beef Broth instead of water.
Then season with whatever you like. We usually use Garlic and Onion powder, and I also added my new Penzy's Ruth Ann's Muskego seasoning.
Bring to a boil, then put cover on the pan and simmer til tender,
or not...however you like to eat your beans.