A good friend of mine, Turk, brought me these last night. He is the one that is crazy about my Maple sausage & bacon. He buys it up ever time that I make it. This has got to be one of my favorite side dishes. Heck, I've even made a meal paired with fresh sweet corn. I started off by washing the beans and taters and quartering the red onion. Added Lard, Bacon and Liquid. Cooked for 14 hours on low. I gotta have a taste. They're done. Where's my corn? OOPS. Gotta go to the store. Fresh Green Beans and New Taters 2 pounds Fresh Green Beans, snapped and stemmed 1 pound Fresh New Potatoes, small whole ones or quarter 1 Large Red Onion, quartered 5 Cups Water 3 Tbsp Lard 5 tsp Chicken Base 4 strips thin sliced Bacon Pepper to taste (1/4 tsp of Malibar) Wash and clean the fresh veggies. Quarter the Red Onion. Place in Crock-Pot. Combine Water and Chicken Base. Cut Bacon Slices into 1" pieces and place in Crock-Pot. Pour liquid mixture over the top. Add Lard. Stir. Cover and set Crock-Pot to low. Stir every couple hours. Cook 12-14 hours. Enjoy! Note: You may use Chicken Broth instead of water and Base. Check and adjust salt level to taste. Thanks for lookin' and enjoy with your next cook.