Green Beans and Pears with Bacon

Fresh green beans are simmered with pears and bacon until tender in this dish with German roots.

Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until partially cooked but not brown, 5 to 6 minutes; drain on paper towels. Combine the drained bacon,...


  • 1/2 pound thick sliced bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 Bosc pears, cored and cut into quarters
  • 1 quart water
  • salt and pepper to taste

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