the bacon into one-inch squares. Add the bacon to a very large, heavy-bottomed pot and saute it until crisp
. Set the bacon aside on paper towels to drain
, but retain 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease in the pot.
the onion and saute it in the bacon grease
, along with the garlic cloves
, until the onions
are translucent. Add the chicken broth to the pot and bring it to a simmer. Next add the green beans
to the pot. Bring this to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer
. Add the bacon back in along with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook this for an additional 30 to 45 minutes.