Peel and cube the potatoes. Saute the bacon in a large saute pan–make sure it has a lid. It’s up to you if you want to crisp the bacon, we prefer it a bit on the soft side, cooked long enough to render the fat. Add the onions to the bacon & fat, cook until they begin to soften.
Add the sweet potatoes and stir in the salt & pepper. Stir so everything is well incorporated. Add the water, lower the temperature and cover with the lid. Allow the potatoes to steam for about 20 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Serve warm.