4 cups trimmed heirloom green beans (such as Kentucky Wonder Beans)
1 slice bacon
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
or as needed
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 pinch coarsely ground black pepper to taste
Pour about 1 inch of water into a saucepan; add green beans, bacon, garlic, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and place a cover on the saucepan. Cook beans until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.