Friday, February 22, 2013

Bacon Rainbow Chard

I got a bunch of chard in my produce box this week. So I feared it was time to attempt the sauteed greens. We have never attempted or even eaten it before. So the thought was daunting. But I decided to start with bacon. Because everything is good with bacon...And garlic. Recipe from Anne Burell 

Its good! Kind of earthy and....green tasting. But really good!

Bacon Chard


Oil of choice
2-3 pieces bacon, diced
2 smashed garlic cloves
a pinch of red pepper flakes
1 bunch chard-
Stems, 1/2 inch slices
leaves, 1 inch tall strips
1/2 cup low sodium chick stock

Coat a pan lightly with oil. Add bacon, garlic, and red pepper flakes and heat over medium high. Once garlic browns, discard garlic. 

Continue cooking until bacon is crisp. 

Add stems and chicken stock. Cook until chicken stock is mostly gone.

 Add leaves and cook until wilted. 

Season with salt if needed (bacon and broth might be plenty. My stock was homemade with no salt, so I added some)


  1. This looks good. Anything with bacon is awesome in my opinion. What do you mean produce box? are you in some sort of produce program? I'm intrigued.

    1. Yes, its a local program similar to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). With a CSA, usually you pay a lump fee in the beginning of the season and then pick up weekly or bi-weekly produce boxes of what is in season from that farm specifically.

      Mine is a bit different in that its just a organic produce club, so its a wholesale group that gets together and buys this stuff in bulk and then divvies it up into shares for members to pick up. Usually 3-4 of the items is local produce, and the rest is just organic from wherever. Which is fine by me because it means I get stuff that isn't necessarily in season. That makes me happy because I like the variety.