1/2 pound bacon
1 1/2 pounds green beans, broken
1/2 red pepper pod
1 teaspoon salt
Bring bacon to boil in a large pot of water. Cover and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
Wash beans well and drain. Put into pot with bacon. Add red pepper and salt. Cook, uncovered, for at least 25 minutes or until beans are tender and the juice has cooked down.