Swiss Chard with Garlic and Bacon
Updated December 14, 2017
cloves garlic, roughly chopped
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until just browned, stirring occasionally.
While the bacon is cooking, separate the chard leaves from the stems. Tear the leaves into rough pieces, then chop the stems into small pieces.
Add the garlic to the skillet. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the butter and chard stems and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the chard leaves into the skillet. Toss with the garlic/bacon/chard stem mixture. Continue cooking and tossing until just wilted. It should soften, but should mostly retain its shape.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.
More About This Recipe
- This Swiss chard recipe makes getting your greens easy and delicious. The savory, salty flavor of bacon works perfectly with the slightly bitter taste of Swiss chard. Other greens are not excluded from bacon’s scrumptious effects. Try cooking some up with turnip greens, collard greens or even kale. Trust us, you’ll be pleased.