Beet Greens

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Terrie Hoelscher

By
@Blessed1

Have you been discarding the greens off your fresh beets over the years? So have I!! Wow, have we ever missed some yummy goodness! They're delicious. I ate some this a.m., in honor of St. Patty's Day. Not quite a breakfast food, but they were sure good!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

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1 1/2 lb
fresh beet greens
1 slice
thick-cut bacon, or 1 tbsp. bacon grease
1/4 c
onion, diced
1 clove
garlic, minced
3/4 c
water
1 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
ground red pepper, or red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
vinegar

How to Make Beet Greens

Step-by-Step

  • 1Wash greens; drain. Wash and drain again. Cut away any woody stems ... you can keep the soft tender stems, just cut them into 1" pieces. Cut greens into pieces. Set aside.
  • 2In a large skillet, fry the bacon until it renders about a tbsp. of fat, and the bacon becomes nicely browned. (I used the pre-cooked turkey bacon, and just chopped it, and saute'd it a bit in a tsp. of olive oil and a tbsp of butter).
  • 3Lower your heat, so the onion and garlic don't burn!
    Add the chopped onion, stirring for about 5 - 7 minutes, until onion begins to soften and brown. Add minced garlic and stir well for about a minute - don't let garlic burn! Add water, sugar and red pepper.
  • 4Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to loosen any particles of onion/garlic/bacon from bottom of the pan (deglazing the pan).
    Add the cut-up greens, stir well to coat w/ the water mixture, cover, lower heat to low, and allow to simmer for anywhere from 5 - 15 minutes, depending on desired doneness and tenderness.
  • 5Add a splash of vinegar (about 1 - 2 tbsp.), stir through, and serve hot.

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About Beet Greens

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Salads
Other Tag: Healthy




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