Dried Hay Beans
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These beans are still made by many Mennonite families.
3 cups dried green string beans
1/4 pound bacon or salt pork
Dash of pepper (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
Water to cover
Soak dried beans in warm water for 1 hour. Cut bacon or salt pork into small cubes and fry in a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan until lightly browned. Add beans and partially cover with water. Cook until tender and most of the water is absorbed.
NOTE: You can also cook fresh green beans this way.