Remove strings from beans; cut beans into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
Wash beans thoroughly in cold water; set aside.
Place water in a large saucepan, and add salt pork; bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer about 5 minutes.
Stir in beans and remaining ingredients.
Cover and simmer an additional 25 to 35 minutes or until beans are tender.