beet greens

Beet Greens With Bacon

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Here’s a quick and delicious way to use those beet greens.  It also works well with kale, collard greens, and broccoli stems sliced thin.


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bunch of beets with tops
  • 2 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 c onion, chopped
  • 1 green garlic, whole plant chopped fine
  • ½ c water
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp vinegar


What To Do:

  1. Rinse and drain beet greens. Remove any tough stem sections and cut the greens into bite size pieces.
  2. In a pan, fry the bacon until lightly browned and then remove them from pan. Add the onions and green garlic to the fat and sautee them until just golden.
  3. Add water, honey and cayenne pepper. Stir them in to mix well and let it all come to a gentle boil.
  4. Add the beet greens and mix well. Cook until the greens are just tender. Then reduce heat to minimum setting.
  5. Add the vinegar and stir in. Let simmer for 10 minutes to let flavours blend.
  6. Serve and enjoy.


Here Are Two Variations You Might Like to Try

Don’t like hot or spicy foods? Simply substitute a little ground black pepper in place of the cayenne pepper.

You can also, skip the vinegar and add a handful of chopped fresh sorrel leaves. Sorrel has a delightful mild lemony flavour that works well here.


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