Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

4 or 5 (14.5 ounce each) cans whole green beans

1 onion, chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar

8 - 10 slices cooked bacon

Salt and pepper to taste

Drain most of the liquid off the green beans, reserving only about 1/2 cup liquid. Bring green beans to a boil in a large pot, then turn down to a low simmer. Saute onion in bacon grease (or olive oil) until tender, then add brown sugar to onion. Cook and stir on low heat until sugar and onion begin to caramelize. Pour the onion and sugar mixture into the simmering beans. Crumble bacon into the beans, add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for a few more minutes.