1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced crosswise, separating white and green parts
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 slices bacon sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans
1 cup water
coarse salt and ground pepper
Heat vegetable oil over medium-high. Add bacon, and cook, stirring often, until bacon is golden brown and almost crisp, about 3 minutes. Add scallion whites and cook, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add pinto beans, water and season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve topped with scallion greens.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Everyday Food, June 2010