Green Beans and Bacon *First, you should cook the bacon with the olive oil only. This way the bacon actually cooks and greases instead of just boils with the stock. More flavor that way. *Second, use LOTS of pepper and use garlic salt instead. Again, more flavor. *Third, I added some liquid smoke (about four tablespoons and a couple shots of Worcestershire sauce. *Fourth, I used beef broth instead of chicken broth or stock, and less of it. Like, half a quart.