- Follow instructions on package to cook beans.
- Brown Llano Seco bacon in large, heavy skillet over moderate heat and drain on paper towel.
- Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings, add onion and garlic to skillet, and stir-fry 8 minutes until golden.
- Add remaining ingredients, turn heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves.
- Serve, topping each portion with Llano Seco bacon.