Fresh Green Beans with Bacon


1 lb. fresh green beans
6 slices bacon
¼ cup water
¼ tsp. dried marjoram
½ tsp. sugar
¼ cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Wash and trim green beans and set aside. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towel-lined tray to drain and cool; reserve one tablespoon bacon drippings in the skillet. Add green beans, water, marjoram and sugar to pan. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are tendercrisp. Stir in milk. Season with salt and pepper, and then bring back to a simmer for one minute longer. Crumble cooled bacon and sprinkle on beans and serve hot.
Serves 4.

Per serving: 110 calories, 7 g fat, 5 g protein,
9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 440 mg sodium

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