In a large frying pan, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel to drain, reserving drippings. When the bacon is cool, crumble the crispy ones while sneaking a few slices to "make sure it is cooked right" and set aside.
In a large saucepan add au jus mix, water, garlic powder and peppers and the bacon drippings. Stir well and bring to a boil. Add green beans, bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Served with topped bacon.