Why make canned green beans when these are so easy and taste just like the restaurants. Make one batch and they are just as good left over. There is one thing I'm always requested to make at Thanksgiving, and this is it. I also like to cook these over a campfire.. either way works. Personally, we like these with amount of pepper as listed, but your tastes may differ. You may have to experiment with the amount of salt & pepper. You can try fresh bacon, but I find that it contains too much grease and not a lot of flavor, The bagged pre-cooked bacon pieces (like you would use for salads) works great.