Pour the green beans (including the juice) into the pot. A crock pot works well for this recipe also.
Wash, and chunk the potatoes.
Place the potatoes on top of the green beans in the pot, followed by the butter.
Sprinkle the spices on top of the ingredients in the pot.
Place the bacon on top of the ingredients already in the pot.
Stir all of the ingredients together thoroughly.
Bring the green bean, potato, and bacon casserole to a boil for several minutes.
Turn the heat down to a simmer for approximately one hour - stir stirring occasionally. If making the one pot survival meal in a crock pot, heat on high for four hours.